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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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Waitrose launches £1m initiative to tackle plastic pollution

Waitrose & Partners has launched ‘Plan Plastic – The Million Pound Challenge’. The initiative will support projects designed to reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic used, and plastic waste, with a £1 million grant fund. Funds will be awarded over one year to projects ‘that can demonstrate an impact on …

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Teapot with a twist from Heston Blumenthal

Waitrose & Partners is introducing two new confections from Heston Blumenthal for Easter. Chocolate teapots and chocolate Scotch eggs will launch in Waitrose shops from early March. The traditional teapot has been given a twist by the Michelin-starred chef in the form of a teapot made from cocoa. Heston from …

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Healthy food on the menu for Waitrose customers

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were 2.9% higher last week (to Saturday January 19) than last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas said: “Increased demand for healthy food continued, including our new stir fry bags which are proving popular. Vegan and vegetarian food sales remain …

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Waitrose appoints new finance director

Waitrose & Partners has announced the appointment of Ross Avery as finance director of the supermarket chain. Ross has worked for the John Lewis Partnership since 2001. He started as a graduate trainee and worked in branches for the first seven years of his career; followed by several retail leadership …

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