The 80,000 sq ft store in LondonÂ’s Canary Wharf office development is split over three floors, with food contained in the 40,000 sq ft basement area.
Key innovations include a salad and juice bar, sushi bar, wine bar and a steak and oyster bar, as well as an 80-cover café ¡rea. The food area also offers the full Waitrose food assortment plus food-related general merchandise such as pans, glasses and crockery.
Waitrose promised that many of the innovations at Canary Wharf would be rolled out to other stores in its estate.
A full range from the John Lewis department stores is offered on the two remaining floors.
Mark Price, Waitrose director of selling and marketing, said: Â“Only the John Lewis Partnership is able to offer the full spectrum of retail formats from town centre food shop to shopping centre department store. And only Food & Home bridges the two, offering a genuine one-stop approach.Â”
A full report on the new store will be published in this weekÂ’s issue of The Grocer Â- out on Saturday.