Waitrose & Partners news

09 January 2020
Waitrose & Partners' gross sales declined -1.3% in the seven weeks to 4th January, reflecting store closures. However, the retailer achieved a 0.4% increase in like-for-like sales. Double digit online growth for Waitrose Online grocery was a high point for the retailer over Christmas, boosting sales by 16.7%. Online orders in the week up to Christmas Day were up 23.4%, as well as increased ...
16 December 2019
Morrisons is the last of the major UK retailers to launch its Christmas ad.  Iceland For Iceland's Christmas 2019 campaign 'The Magic of Frozen', the retailer has partnered with Disney's Frozen, ahead of the release of Frozen 2 at the end of November. The ad uses several characters from the Disney film, with each sharing their favourite part of Christmas. The retailer returns back to ...
10 December 2019
In the 12 weeks to 1st December growth halved from the previous 12 weeks to November 3rd, to 0.5%. Consumers on average made one fewer visit to the shops over the past three months than this time last year. Challenging environment persists Shoppers have been delaying spending in the lead up to the festive season, with a wet November and the uncertainty that comes with the looming election d...
26 November 2019
We look at the latest news from Waitrose as it announces it is exporting private label products to Jordan, sourcing 100% of its lamb from Britain and integrating John Lewis products into Waitrose stores. Growing the Waitrose brand outside the UK Waitrose is exporting to Jordan for the first time, through its partnership with Cozmo, the leading retailer in Jordan's capital Ammam. The retaile...
19 November 2019
John Lewis Partnership has launched an experimental customer centric shop featuring 'experience playgrounds' from both of its Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners brands. Experience playground to inspire customers From November 18th, John Lewis & Partners Southampton store will showcase a combination of services and experiences on every floor, demonstrated by a team of in-house exp...
12 November 2019
With increasing political uncertainty, and a very wet start to the autumn, growth in the 12 weeks to November 3rd slowed to 1%, a slight reduction compared to last month's 1.3%. We look at the range of performances amongst the leading retailers in more detail. Ocado continues to grow well ahead of the market Ocado retained its position as the fastest growing retailer, at 13.5%. It has now b...
06 November 2019
In its new annual Food and Drink report, Waitrose highlights how shoppers today are spending more mindfully, choosing to de-clutter their kitchens and opting for simpler mealtime options. It then shares its predictions for the future. 2019 trends Keeping it simple: Nearly 50% of Brits are trying to create more time for hobbies and are now cooking their weekday meals in under 30 minutes. ...
22 October 2019
Waitrose announces that its shoppers are adopting refill-style shopping, adds new plant-based solution to its private label range and announces the winners of its annual Sustainability Award. Waitrose shoppers adopting refill style shopping Waitrose has announced that its shoppers are increasingly bringing in their own containers and refilling at its store counters, including fish, meat and...
15 October 2019
No longer against the strong summer figures, the grocery market has picked up the pace in the 12 weeks to October 6th. Growth was +1.3%, from +0.5% in the previous period, according to Kantar. With inflation dropping from 1.0% to 0.8%, higher volumes drive this growth. We look at the results in more detail and the latest news from the key retailers. Ocado remains fastest growing supermarket ...
08 October 2019
We share range developments and additions from Waitrose, M&S, Iceland, Sainsbury's and Tesco. New look for Waitrose's top tier private label Waitrose & Partners has relaunched its top tier private label range: Waitrose & Partners No.1. The total range will feature over 740 products across a wide breadth of categories. Waitrose is keen to emphasise the role of its team in sourcing ingredient...