Tag Archives: Waitrose

Waitrose shoppers prepare for Easter weekend

Waitrose & Partners has reported that total sales excluding fuel were 7.2% higher last week (to Saturday April 13) than the same week last year, although it noted that comparisons continue to be distorted by the different fall of Easter compared with last year. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo …

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Waitrose launches Gin O’Clock experience

A new gin tasting experience is available from Waitrose & Partners for shoppers to enjoy five different gins without leaving their homes. ‘Gin O’Clock’ is a two hour session led by one of the supermarket chain’s specialists, either hosted at home, or in hired accommodation, an office or event space. …

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Waitrose introduces a hot cross bun cheese in time for Easter

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were down 9.9% last week (to Saturday March 30) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket group’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said: “Comparisons are heavily distorted by the earlier fall of Easter last year, which means that we …

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Fiona Cairns: from baking to beauty

Waitrose & Partners is exclusively launching a new collection of luxury body and bath products from celebrated cake maker Fiona Cairns. Taking inspiration from her baking, Fiona’s range features floral designs and ingredients such as majestic rose, pink pepper and hints of spice, with undertones of amber and musk. The …

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Easter comes early at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down by 0.5% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday March 16) compared with the same period in 2018, when the run-up to Easter – which fell earlier last year – had already started. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley commented: “With Spring …

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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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