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Waitrose Foundation looks to double community spend to £20m Subscription

07 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Don

Waitrose Foundation is aiming to double the amount of profits invested back into producer communities

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Waitrose to carry on Channel Islands push

27 Jul 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Supermarket reaches distribution agreement with local retailer in Alderney

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Vanini premium chocolates land in Waitrose Subscription

07 Jul 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Produced in Italy at ICAM’s Lake Como manufacturing facility, Vanini is made with cocoa beans grown in Bagua

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Waitrose launches e-learning compliance game for its staff Subscription

03 Jul 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

Waitrose is introducing a new e-learning game to teach staff about laws around selling alcohol, tobacco

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John Lewis to charge for Click & Collect orders

01 Jul 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

All orders under £30 will now incur £2 fee, MD calls current operation ‘unsustainable’

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Waitrose to place IRI customer insights at heart of decisions Subscription

25 Jun 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

Waitrose says it is putting customer insights at the heart of its decision-making process…

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Waitrose appoints finance director from John Lewis

18 Jun 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

Loraine Woodhouse will become Waitrose’s new finance director on 5 October

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New Waitrose 'Pick Your Own Offers' will be consumer-tailored discount scheme

17 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

MD Mark Price suggests the scheme will “revolutionise” promotions

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Waitrose launches first Prosecco magnum

09 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Rolling out from this week, the San Leo Prosecco Magnum (rsp: £20.99) contains 1,500ml of wine versus the 750ml in a standard bottle

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Waitrose saves big with air efficiency at new distribution centre

27 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

The Buckinghamshire DC is expected to save the supermarket group £7,400 a year in energy costs rising to £222,000 over the building’s lifetime

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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

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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’

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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…

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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

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Pick Your Own Offers allowing Waitrose to scale back deals Subscription

14 Aug 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Waitrose has been attracting plaudits for its innovative Pick Your Own offers initiative…

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Waitrose Gillingham tops Grocer 33 with 'outstanding' service Subscription

06 Aug 2015 | By Lauren Morgan

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Waitrose Gillingham pleased its shoppers with a “lovely, attractive” entrance

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Alex Vale, Waitrose Gillingham: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

06 Aug 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

”Pick Your Own Offers is a real focus for us at the moment”

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Thorntons and Ferrero may rediscover the magic Subscription

25 Jun 2015

Feedback on Thorntons and Ferrero, and Waitrose PYOO

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Let's not get carried away, but the Waitrose promotion could turn into something special Subscription

18 Jun 2015 | By Ian Quinn

It’s worth remembering that when we broke the news of this a month ago, people were more interested in the free coffee

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Waitrose Pick Your Own Offers hailed as 'groundbreaking' Subscription

18 Jun 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Supermarket promotions were back in the headlines this week as Waitrose launched its Pick Your Own Offers initiative…

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Tanja Chisnall, Waitrose Poynton: Grocer 33 store of the week Subscription

18 Jun 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

”We were one of the first branches to be fitted with the new welcome desk format two years ago”

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Waitrose Poynton's G33 service win down to 'great' staff Subscription

18 Jun 2015 | By Fiona McLelland

As the Grocer 33 year begins again, Waitrose Poynton pipped Asda Liverpool to become our first store of the week for 2015/16

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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.”

Morrisons' staff

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. 

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