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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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Matt Frost leaves Waitrose to take up role at Spinneys in UAE Subscription

13 Sep 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Frost will assume his new role at Spinneys in November

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Waitrose boosts beer lineup ahead of Oktoberfest Subscription

04 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Its offer will include an exclusive brew by Camden Town Brewery

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Mark Price stands down as international trade minister

04 Sep 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The former Waitrose boss stands down after just a year saying he wants to pursue “business and writing interests”

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Asda sees big increase in alleged code of practice breaches Subscription

21 Aug 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The British Brands Group today published the official responses by retailers to the CMA over code compliance

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Pots & Co adds to its posh desserts range Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Pots & Co has added a new Lemon & Raspberry pudding to its lineup of posh desserts…

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Waitrose follows Tesco in cutting prices on sanitary products

08 Aug 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Removing the so-called ‘tampon tax’ will take 5% off prices of 97 branded and own-label products

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Waitrose to reach 75 sushi counters by 2018 Subscription

02 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

With the latest launch in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, it has opened more than 20 counters in the past six months

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Waitrose to cut carbon footprint with more biomethane trucks

27 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

A study by UK gas network Cadent found biomethane trucks emitted 84% less carbon dioxide than equivalent diesel vehicles…

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Waitrose adds three new local craft gins to stores Subscription

25 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

New listings come as Waitrose claimed its sales of craft gin had grown by 50% over the past year

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Major players drive GS1 data quality charter Subscription

21 Jul 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The 12 companies claimed the move could save more than £200m in costs and lost sales

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Belton Farm rolls 'modern British' Fox cheeses into Waitrose Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Red Fox and White Fox will launch into 200 Waitrose stores later this month

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Waitrose launches consumer campaign to reduce food waste

20 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Waitrose Weekend magazine has committed to a regular section on preventing food waste as part of its Live Wise campaign

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Waitrose gives plastic bag funds to marine clean-up charity

19 Jul 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The Marine Conservation Society will stage 1,000 clean-ups over the coming year to rid public areas of plastic…

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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

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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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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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