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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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Waitrose 'likely' to sever ties with Ocado, say analysts Subscription

08 Dec 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

Waitrose is “more likely than not” to sever its partnership with Ocado, with its notice to end the agreement…

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Pastinos pasta-based snacks roll out to 146 Waitrose stores

29 Nov 2014 | By Lisa Riley

A savoury snack brand made with durum wheat pasta has secured a national listing with Waitrose…

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Waitrose boosts availability of Thanksgiving food and drink Subscription

13 Nov 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Waitrose is boosting availability of Thanksgiving-related products in response to a “surge” in the festival’s popularity…


Waitrose extends contract with Wincanton by five more years

31 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Waitrose has extended its contract with Wincanton for another five years for the storage and distribution of wines and spi…


Berrywhite introduces range of sugar-free sparkling drinks Subscription

25 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Berrywhite has introduced a range of sugar-free sparkling drinks…


Waitrose report finds thrifty Brits still curious about food

22 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Britons remain keen to try new cuisines despite being ‘time-poor’ shoppers with one eye on the balancing the household budget.

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Waitrose blames labelling breach on website glitch Subscription

18 Oct 2014 | By Emma Page, Kevin White

Waitrose has been forced into a major fix of its website after The Grocer discovered it was failing to display the price p…

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Waitrose invites public to sing on Christmas advert

15 Oct 2014 | By Claire Farrell

Waitrose has announced it will be asking customers and staff to record the soundtrack for its 2014 Christmas television advert.


Mornflake links with Nutella and Lyle's for porridge pots

13 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Mornflake is launching porridge pots with a portion of Nutella or Lyle’s Golden Syrup…

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Genesis Crafty launches speciality loaves into Waitrose Subscription

11 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Northern Irish baker Genesis Crafty is launching three branded speciality loaves…


Waitrose teams with Monster Pet Supplies for petcare website

04 Oct 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Waitrose has launched a website dedicated solely to pet products. WaitrosePet.com…

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The Saucy Fish Co adds meat to range for first time Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

The Saucy Fish Co has launched its first dish containing meat…

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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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The key findings from Waitrose's food trends report Subscription

24 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Britain has become much thriftier – probably for the better – with shoppers refusing to relinquish the shopping habits the…

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