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Waitrose doubles minimum spend for free newspaper offer

20 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Customers will need to spend £10 on weekdays, bringing it in line with the weekend policy

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Waitrose trials changes to free hot drink offer

17 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Customers at nine trial stores must make a purchase before being entitled to a free tea or coffee

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Waitrose launches pale ‘ghost’ pumpkins for Halloween Subscription

14 Oct 2016 | By Beth Gault

The “eerie” veg is in selected stores alongside the returning Gourd pumpkins

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Waitrose backs high street paper cup recycling experiment

13 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

hubbub coffee cup recycling Only 1% of the 2.5 billion paper cups currently thrown away in the UK every year were recycled

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Waitrose appoints former Argos CIO Mike Sackman as IT director Subscription

05 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Sackman joined Waitrose as interim IT lead in early August and has now replaced IT director Cheryl Millington

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Heston at Waitrose gets major makeover and extension Subscription

30 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Waitrose is relaunching its Heston at Waitrose range with more products and new “quirky” packaging

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Waitrose adds Top Rated customer reviews to products Subscription

23 Sep 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty, Carolyn Robertson

The new Top Rated campaign highlights products that have been given its top 5-star rating

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Waitrose to 'turbocharge' investment in stores as sales drop Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The retailer was hit by a £25m property writedown on seven supermarkets it no longer plans to open

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Waitrose backs Food for Thought programme in Scotland

14 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Waitrose says many of its partners will be volunteering and it will be providing tours of its shops

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Rupert Thomas to step into Waitrose commercial director role Subscription

12 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Waitrose managing director Rob Collins said Thomas had strong commercial experience

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Waitrose organic food sales rise nearly 5% year on year Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The retailer is backing the Soil Association’s Organic September by launching an initiative with Ellie Harrison and Alan Titchmarsh

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Waitrose and Fairtrade back food duo's Fruit Adventure Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Max MacGillivray and Gareth Jones will ride motorbikes from London to Cape Town

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Waitrose brings back MSC-accredited canned mackerel Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

Tins sold under the Essential Waitrose own-label range carrying the MSC eco-label started rolling out into stores this week

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Waitrose adds 20 carbon-busting 'boat-tail' lorry trailers Subscription

25 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The new design contributes to an annual 7,000-tonne reduction in carbon emissions per lorry

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Leblon Cachaça sales up at Waitrose as consumers go Brazilian Subscription

15 Aug 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The spirit has outsold Pernod and sambuca in the supermarket’s stores

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Asda and Waitrose follow Tesco with avocado and coconut oil spreads Subscription

09 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

Retailers are looking to capitalise on the boom in avocado and coconut sales with own-label spread variants

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Waitrose takes lead on coffee cup recycling Subscription

05 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Waitrose is looking for a cup that will be recyclable with all other mixed recycling across Waitrose stores

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Waitrose opens cashless store at Sky TV's Osterley HQ

03 Aug 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Little Waitrose is just 1,400 sq ft in size and the second smallest in the Waitrose estate

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Waitrose to launch pasta in packaging made in part from food waste Subscription

29 Jul 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The two Love Life fusilli come in a recyclable box that comprises 15% peas and pulses left over from making the products

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Waitrose goes gold at International Cheese Awards in Nantwich

28 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

The retailer picked up 25 gold medals at the awards, held this week in Nantwich, Cheshire


Waitrose drops all cosmetic products containing microbeads Subscription

19 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Waitrose is to stop selling all branded cosmetic products containing microbeads, the retailer has announced, in a move that means it will no…


Waitrose launches fruit sushi

18 Jul 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

‘Frushi’ is made with fruit centres wrapped in sushi rice and coated with desiccated coconut

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Waitrose pledges to pay smaller suppliers within seven days Subscription

11 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

More than 600 small suppliers worth less than £100,000 annually will benefit

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Waitrose lists 2,000 own-label lines on British Corner Shop site

05 Jul 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Supermarket strikes deal with online supermarket for British expats


Waitrose profits slump as John Lewis pension costs bite Subscription

01 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Waitrose pre-tax profits slumped 17.4% last year as the supermarket slugged it out in a brutal price war with the big four and the discounters.

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Time for Rob Collins to take a few tips from David Potts on core strengths Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

Retail isn’t rocket science but it’s challenging – and Potts’ attention to detail is paying off

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Grocer 33 Store of the Week: Waitrose Dorchester Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

It’s great to have won The Grocer 33 after the week we’ve had!

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Waitrose Newton Mearns: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

09 Jun 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

”We celebrated our fifth birthday by inviting the first customer we had on 12 May 2011 back for a bottle of Champagne”

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Waitrose Cirencester: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

29 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

We have a massive catchment area, very rural in between the towns, and we have a lot of loyal customers

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Waitrose Dorking: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

21 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

We’ve now got all the modern Waitrose concepts – juice bar, café, meat counter, bakery and patisserie

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Waitrose's 'real farms' push is clever but there's room for all kinds of farms in grocery Subscription

12 Apr 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The new Waitrose campaign stands in contrast to Tesco’s ‘faux farms’ but both respond to important shopper needs

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Waitrose 1 highlights gap in big four ranges Subscription

07 Apr 2016

The launch of the premium Waitrose 1 range suggests the notion of own-label lines as budget options is now long gone, argues Kantar Worldpanel’s Kirstin Knight

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How healthy is the Waitrose Mark Price leaves behind? Subscription

11 Mar 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The industry will be eagerly watching to see what happens next at Waitrose as retail director Rob Collins steps up to the plate

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Waitrose's Bagshot store is part of the Surrey scenery Subscription

26 Feb 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Waitrose’s Bagshot branch actually blends into the landscape. But that’s not all that’s special about the store

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Waitrose's grass-fed dairy pledge is a risky move Subscription

05 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

Just how significant is this commitment by Waitrose?

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Sushi certification system raises questions over cuisine culture and quality Subscription

27 Jan 2016 | By Gavin Cleaver

Can a country remain protective of an entire cuisine?

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Waitrose blames competition on fresh for Christmas sales fall Subscription

08 Jan 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Like-for-likes were down 1.4% in the six weeks to 2 January

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