Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose kicks off a ‘Scrumptious Summer’

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 3.1% last week (to Saturday May 25) compared with the same week last year when sales were boosted due to the warmer weather, according to the supermarket chain. Finance director Ross Avery commented: “On the back of the RHS Chelsea …

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New Customer Fulfilment Centre for Waitrose

Waitrose & Partners has acquired an 110,000sq ft property at Enfield in north London that will open as a dedicated fulfilment centre for online customer orders in Spring 2020. The announcement is the third in a series of big moves by the supermarket chain to treble Waitrose.com to a £1 …

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Waitrose & Partners plants truffle orchard in supermarket first

Waitrose & Partners has planted its own truffle orchard on the retailer’s Leckford Estate in Hampshire. Oak and hazel trees have had truffle spores added to their roots and should start producing a meaningful yield of this edible fungi in around five to seven years. The farm will then recruit …

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Waitrose & Partners introduces ‘W’ range of lesser-known wines

Waitrose & Partners is introducing a new range of nine own-label wines celebrating lesser-known grape varieties. The ‘W’ range, which launches in-store and online from June 17, will introduce an experimental range of wines from different regions and countries including Sardinia, Austria and Chile. A survey of 2,000 people in …

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Scotch egg set to make a comeback as this summer’s staple snack

The classic Scotch egg is getting a makeover this summer as part of the new Waitrose & Partners Scrumptious Summer range. The grocery chain said: ‘This retro classic, a popular party food of the 1970s, has been slowly making its way back into fashion, appearing on gastro pub menus and …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for comfort food and drink

Total sales excluding fuel were down 2.1% last week (to Saturday May 18) for Waitrose & Partners. The supermarket group’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said: “Sales were distorted as a result of last year’s royal wedding and good weather, which fell in the same week last year. “The …

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Waitrose & Partners to treble size of online grocery business

Waitrose & Partners has announced plans to treble the size of its online grocery operation to £1 billion over the next three years. Working in partnership with Today Development Partners (TDP), the supermarket chain said the move will significant increase its capacity and automation. Waitrose.com and TDP intend to develop …

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Waitrose teams up with Emma Bridgewater to create new reusable bag made from recycled plastic bottles

Waitrose & Partners – in partnership with designer Emma Bridgewater and reusable bag manufacturer Jutexpo – has created a new exclusive reusable bag made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, which raises money for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). The jute-style bag (£6) is created using the material from 12 plastic …

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Waitrose steps up to the plate

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were down 3.5% last week (to Saturday May 11), compared with a much warmer week last year. Ben Stimson, retail director of the supermarket chain, said: “The cooler weather drove sales of cold weather food and drinks, including hot drinks, soups, and …

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Sales up at Waitrose last week as Easter celebrations unfolded

Total sales excluding fuel were 20.2% higher at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday April 20) than the same week last year – although “comparisons continue to be distorted by Easter falling several weeks later in 2019 compared to last year,” said the department store group’s customer director Martin …

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