Shine taken off record Christmas at Tesco by collapse of Palmer & Harvey Subscription

11 Jan 2018 | By Edward Devlin

Tesco and Waitrose have both managed to drive underlying sales growth over Christmas, but Marks & Spencer lost out to Aldi and Lidl as like-for-like food numbers declined. However, the shine was taken off Tesco’s results by the impact of the Palmer & Harvey collapse.

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Waitrose trials bespoke nutritionist services in two stores

09 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Service is being offered at the supermarket’s Canary Wharf and Kingston upon Thames branches

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Retailers sign up to corrosive acid sales ban to under-18s

08 Jan 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose and The Co-op sign up to voluntary government scheme for acid and corrosive substances

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Waitrose bans under-16s from buying high-caffeine drinks Subscription

04 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Customers buying energy drinks with more than 150mg of caffeine per litre will have to show proof of age from 5 March…


Waitrose launches 'Good Health' label and new healthier lines Subscription

02 Jan 2018 | By Andrew Don

Waitrose poll finds a third of shoppers found it difficult to choose for a healthy diet…

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John Lewis extends cut-off date for click & collect

21 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Shoppers have an extra day to collect from John Lewis branches, but Waitrose customers will need to place orders by Friday

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Waitrose in cheese export deal to Paris-based Franprix

19 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The retailer has begun supplying four cheeses, piccalilli, lemon curd, marmalade and shortbread to 150 Paris branches…

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Waitrose ramps up development capability in NPD focus Subscription

19 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The retailer will open the new facilities, located at its Bracknell headquarters, in the middle of next year…

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Waitrose launches £35 Christmas wreath decorated with sprouts

04 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The horticultural innovation is only on trial this year in Waitrose Food & Home branches

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'Flawed' retail must address social justice says Lord Price

30 Nov 2017 | By Megan Tatum

“I think the economic model needs to change,” he told an audience at the Rothamsted Research Centre in Harpenden


Dining experience startups awarded £200,000 by John Lewis Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The startups will now begin integrating with the John Lewis and Waitrose businesses

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Waitrose warns of higher levels of campylobacter in chicken Subscription

24 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

M&S was the worst performer, with 10% of the retailer’s chicken samples testing positive above 1,000cfu/g in Q3 2017

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Waitrose trials home wine tasting service in London area

22 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The service was tested for six weeks among Waitrose staff before launch

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Waitrose introduces click & collect queue-busting strategies Subscription

15 Nov 2017 | By Emily Bright

A new system of self-service check-in rolls out across 140 branches this week ahead of Black Friday

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Waitrose goes big on community spirit with black and white 2017 Christmas ad Video

12 Nov 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

The ad focuses on a group of villagers who become trapped inside a pub on Christmas morning 

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Waitrose launches raft of new soya protein vegetarian dishes Subscription

24 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Waitrose is increasing its shop space devoted to vegetarian foods by an average of 35%…

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Waitrose reduces dessert sugar content by 15% Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Puddings are one of the nine categories PHE has selected for voluntary sugar reduction targets

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Waitrose opens c-store in Dubai shopping centre Subscription

13 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Retailer has nine stores in the United Arab Emirates as part of a licensing deal with Spinneys…

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Spoon Cereals rolls ancient grains muesli duo into Waitrose Subscription

09 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The new line-up is set to bring the “wow factor” to muesli…

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Waitrose claims UK first with Duchy Organic halloumi

09 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Cheese launched last week and would capitalise on a 24% increase in year-on-year sales of halloumi

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Waitrose buyer Paul Walker to get extended sourcing role Subscription

04 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Walker will look after meat, poultry, fish, frozen food and dairy, and assume responsibility for agricultural strategy

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Waitrose includes half bottles in new own-label wine range Subscription

02 Oct 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The mid-tier Blueprint range includes 38 wines, six of which come in a half-bottle size of 37.5cl

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Waitrose to extend Cook Well recipe boxes after trial success Subscription

29 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The retailer is adding 60 new dishes to its Cook Well recipe box service

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Fuller's links with craft brewers for Waitrose six-pack

25 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The mixed pack is set to hit the supermarket’s shelves from mid-November

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Waitrose profits hit by Brexit and store renovation costs Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Waitrose sales rose 2.2% to £3.1bn, with like-for-like growth of 0.7%

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Lord Price has a positive story to tell at FDF President’s Reception Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Former Waitrose boss insists there are still reasons to be cheerful about the UK’s future after Brexit

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Inside the Waitrose Drinks Festival

20 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Grocer checks out the highlights from this weekend’s festival held in County Hall, London

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Waitrose Food & Drink Report: seven trends of 2017 Subscription

01 Nov 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

This time last year, Hawaiian poke was just poking its head into public consciousness


The three startups fighting it out for a Waitrose partnership Subscription

21 Sep 2017 | By Megan Tatum

A recipe app and ‘Paypal for delivery’ were among the finalists of the John Lewis accelerator programme

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Leckford festival presents Waitrose more as lifestyle brand than supermarket Subscription

23 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Appealing to ‘foodies and families’, the Waitrose faithful came out in numbers, boosting the supermarket’s well-heeled image

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Christmas in July: supermarket range preview 2017 Subscription

17 Jul 2017 | By The Grocer News Team

What do we know about what the supermarkets have planned to win the big one this Christmas?

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The future has changed: bricks & mortar has a role in the online world Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Gone are the days when we believed internet shopping would turn our high streets into ghost towns. Today’s e-commerce experts firmly believe there is a place for physical retail spaces

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The Waitrose suppermarket experience Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The Grocer headed out to the Waitrose Café at its new Haywards Heath store to rate the ambience and cuisine

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Farewell free coffee at Waitrose - it was fun while it lasted Subscription

24 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

A loss leader like Waitrose’s free coffee is stupid if all it does is make a loss

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Little Waitrose Subscription

02 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

Like someone shrunk a full size Waitrose down to c-store size, the effect is instantly recognisable and pleasing…

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Rob Collins, Waitrose MD: The Big Interview Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Adam Leyland

Rob Collins has kept a low profile since taking over as Waitrose MD, but he has exciting plans to grow like-for-like sales

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‘Pure’ sourcing set to lead 2017 environmental food trends Subscription

02 Nov 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Two new reports highlight consumer demands for more sustainable products in the food and drink industry



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