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Waitrose trials 'Pick Your Own Offers' using myWaitrose card Subscription

08 May 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The ‘Pick Your Own Offers’ scheme, which is currently being trialled at five Waitrose stores, will give shoppers armed with a myWaitrose card a long list of branded and own-label products to select their favourite from


City snapshot: Waitrose sees first quarter sales growth of 0.9% Subscription

01 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The fall of Easter in 2014 continues to distort Waitrose’s weekly sales figures, with sales for the week to 25 April up 9.5% year-on-year

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Waitrose extends Fairtrade range

20 Apr 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The retailer’s own label Seriously and Belgian block chocolate ranges now carry the Fairtrade mark, move comes as Co-op steps back from Fairtrade

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Mark Price expects Waitrose online to break even this year

17 Apr 2015

Online sales at the upmarket grocer soared 31% in the year to 31 January, with average basket size up 5% to more than £100 

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Waitrose re-launches Florist and Gifts websites

14 Apr 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Both the websites have been redesigned to offer a ‘much improved’ customer journey, which makes sending a gift to someone special ‘convenient and easy’


Waitrose sees big rise in Easter shopping

02 Apr 2015 | By Andrew Don

ot cross bun sales climbed nearly 26% with the supermarket’s traditional richly fruited variety remained the best seller with sales up 48%

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Udi's Gluten Free bags Waitrose listing for 16 lines Subscription

20 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Udi’s Gluten Free has won a Waitrose listing for 16 products…


Waitrose fixes glitch that gave shoppers money back at tills

13 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

The glitch occurred when the tills failed to remove promotions on products reduced at the end of the day

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Media bites 13 March: Morrisons, Waitrose, BHS Subscription

13 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Not unexpectedly, Morrisons’ near £800m loss yesterday gets plenty of coverage with most of the focus on the £1.3bn property write-down and the closing of 23 convenience stores. 

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City snapshot: Waitrose's weekly sales tick up after annual profit fall Subscription

13 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

There was some cheer for Waitrose bosses this morning as its weekly sales ticked up slightly after their recent flatlining

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Waitrose commits to Tesco price match promise in the face of plummeting profits Subscription

13 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Waitrose has reaffirmed its commitment to continue matching Tesco on branded goods in 2015 despite its profits plunging by almost a quarter in the previous year.

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Waitrose operating profits tumble 23.4%

12 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

A significantly higher level of investment and one-off items have bitten a large chunk out of Waitrose’s operating profits

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City snapshot: Waitrose continues to find 2015 hard going Subscription

06 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Waitrose is continuing to find trading tough in 2015, with headline sales rising by just 0.3% in the week to 28 February. Plus, the FTSE 100 hits a record high, investors back Nicholls and all the latest news from the City.

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Waitrose increases own-label exports to Africa and Middle East Subscription

01 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Waitrose is extending its reach overseas with its latest deal to sell its products in more countries across Africa…

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Waitrose to create 2,000 new jobs this year

27 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The new jobs will support the seven new supermarkets and seven convenience stores due to open this spring


Waitrose blames food prices for slowing growth

27 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Retailer reports just 0.2% growth year on year for the week ending 21 February


Waitrose becomes first retailer to join forces with the Fairtrade Foundation

23 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The new partnership will see Fairtrade now officially recognise and validate the work of the 10-year old Waitrose Foundation

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Waitrose: We won't price match Tesco if we break GSCOP rules Subscription

20 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Waitrose blames below-cost booze pledges and GSCOP rules for failure to match more than a third of Tesco’s new prices…

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City snapshot: Waitrose records weekly sales fall Subscription

20 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Waitrose’s reveals weekly sales fall, plus Asda’s fourth quarter sales decline and all the latest from the City.

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Waitrose defends 37.4% cheaper products in 'half price' event Subscription

14 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Waitrose has denied misleading customers after research by The Grocer found the products in its ‘half price’ January sale…

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Waitrose strikes new fruit sourcing deal with Primafruit

06 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

Waitrose has signed an exclusive deal with fruit supplier Primafruit to manage the sourcing of all its imported fruit…


Waitrose and John Lewis to get more cash machines

06 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Independent ATM provider Cardtronics UK is ramping up its relationship with the John Lewis Partnership…

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John Lewis cuts final salary pension benefits Subscription

02 Feb 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The John Lewis Partnership has announced a host of changes to its pension scheme as it looks to claw back an £840m pension deficit.


Waitrose blames New Year offers for availability woes Subscription

17 Jan 2015 | By Kevin White

Waitrose has apologised for several instances of poor stock availability in London and the South East…

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Waitrose.com growth outstrips bricks-and-mortar operations over Christmas

06 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

Online sales growth at Waitrose outstripped traditional operations over festive period

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Mark Price, Waitrose MD, is guest editing The Grocer this week

13 Apr 2015

We’ll be asking Waitrose MD Mark Price what he makes of the discounters, and about how he plans to improve his lap times

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Waitrose profits face a price war pummelling Subscription

06 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Waitrose annual results next week are expected to show the supermarket is increasingly being dragged down into the price war

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Waitrose Bromley South: store of the week Subscription

13 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

”People tend to sit down for a coffee first thing or at lunchtime, not when the shop is at its busiest. Most ­customers have been fairly ­positive about the change to the rules.”

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Salary-linked pension schemes are too expensive for retailers in 2015 Subscription

06 Feb 2015

Under fire from new challengers like Aldi and Lidl, such gold plated pensions are simply too expensive to offer for retailers to offer in the current market. 


It's hard to argue with Waitrose's bumper Christmas Subscription

06 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The big four might be steeling themselves for a long, tough 2015, but life at the premium end of the grocery market continues to be far more enjoyable.

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Waitrose Love Life Beef Feijoada Soup: acid test Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Launched as part of Waitrose’s Love Life range of healthy, low-fat recipes, this soup is based…


Is the UK oversaturated with supermarkets? Subscription

29 Nov 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Choosing where to shop for your groceries in historic Canterbury is no easy task…

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Protecting the innocent? Subscription

25 Nov 2014 | Updated: 28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

I’m a dad. And, as such, have had many worries for my children over the years. An early one was whether my son would ever…

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Is Waitrose getting its store formats right? Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Waitrose MD Mark Price hit the headlines this week following a newspaper interview in which he suggested some of his rival…


Waitrose wins as Aldi takes fourth on Grocer 33 debut Subscription

07 Nov 2014 | By Emma Page

Making its first G33 appearance this week, Aldi could only manage fourth. Our shopper was surprised by the wide range of p…

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Store of the week: Waitrose Comely Bank, Edinburgh Subscription

07 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

we focus on how customers experience their visit to our store, right from parking their car…

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'Shoppers' and 'consumers' are different beasts Subscription

31 Oct 2014

Comments by Mark Price, the MD of Waitrose, that changes in British shopping habits are “far more fundamental than the dis…

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