Channel Islands retailer CI Traders is poised to expand the range of Waitrose own label products available in its Checkers stores.

CI chief executive Martin Bralsford said: "We are in discussion with Waitrose about ways in which we can significantly strengthen our trading relationship with them in the Channel Islands.

"We have been selling a range of Waitrose own label products in our Checkers stores since 1999 and it is clear to us that our customers have an appetite for the high quality fresh foods that Waitrose is renowned for."

Last month Waitrose announced a deal to supply Indian hypermarket Hypercity in Mumbai with more than 200 own label products.