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Waitrose launches home compostable bag for fresh produce

Waitrose & Partners has introduced a home compostable bag – for its Waitrose Duchy Organic bananas – the first of the retailer’s fresh produce to be sold in a home compostable bag. The supermarket chain said the move to the bag, which is made with non-GM corn, will save an …

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Weekly sales down 8.8% for Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were down 8.8% last week (to Saturday March 9). The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Sales were distorted by challenging comparisons against the same week last year, when sales were higher due to Britain recovering from the ‘Beast from the …

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Waitrose’s sell-out Chocolate Avocado Easter egg makes a return

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were 0.9% higher last week (to Saturday March 2) compared with the same period last year. The retailer’s customer director Martin George said: “As shoppers enjoyed spring-like weather, sales of soft fruits, salads and prepared veg were up, as were sales of deli …

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Easter buns selling like hot cakes at Waitrose

Sales of hot cross buns are up 40% at Waitrose & Partners compared with the same period in 2018, as shoppers enjoy the supermarket chain’s wide range of flavour combinations for the seasonal treat. In addition, searches for ‘hot cross buns’ on www.Waitrose.com are up over 11%. This year, the …

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John Lewis Partnership shortlists six entrepreneurs for its retail innovation programme

The John Lewis Partnership has announced that following a competitive pitch day for its retail innovation programme JLAB, it will continue discussions with six businesses. The retailer is ‘seeking innovative ideas to deliver more inspirational, immersive and personalised in-store shopping experiences’. Over 160 businesses entered the contest, with the chance …

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Waitrose shoppers prepare for Easter

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were up 1% last week (to Saturday February 16) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “Love was in the air last week as shoppers looked to treat their loved ones, with sales of Valentine’s …

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Waitrose to exclusively stock Sir Ian Botham’s wines

From this month, Waitrose & Partners will be stocking an exclusive selection of Sir Ian Botham’s wines from his newly launched collection. Sourced from selected vineyards across Australia, each wine represents a pivotal moment from the former cricketer’s career. The two collections, The All-Rounder and The Botham Series, will be …

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Waitrose unfurls rainbow rose for Valentine’s Day

Waitrose & Partners has introduced a multi-coloured single rose for Valentine’s Day, following the launch of its Language of Love bouquet- an arrangement of rainbow roses which sold out in 2018. The bouquet proved so popular with online shoppers last year that the supermarket has increased orders of it for this …

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Waitrose shoppers celebrate Chinese New Year – and get set for Valentine’s Day

Total sales excluding fuel were up 2% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday February 9) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst commented: Chinese ingredients, sauces and stir fry were in strong demand as shoppers celebrated Chinese New Year …

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Sprouts set to become kitchen staple as sales rise

Latest sales figures from Waitrose & Partners reveal that Brussels sprouts are set to be an all-year-round kitchen staple with sales up 30% compared with the same time last year. According to the supermarket chain, sales have been driven primarily by baby sprouts and Kalettes (known as flowering sprouts) which …

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