Waitrose & Partners news

13 October 2021
For several years, shoppers have shown a growing interest in their health and well-being. Grocery retail is one of many stakeholders that has responded by improving access and choice. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified shoppers’ interest in this area, creating a new wave of interest. This aligns with one of our expectations for a post-pandemic world, which will see shoppers look to the indu...
12 October 2021
The GB market declined 1.2% in the 12 weeks to 3 October against 2020’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. COVID is still having an impact, while grocery inflation is rising Despite the decline, COVID is still having an impact on the market, with grocery spend 8.1% higher than in 2019. Various factors impacted the results in the period including the reduced availabi...
16 September 2021
In its first half results John Lewis Partnership has reported that Waitrose’s sales increased by 2.3% and by 3.5% like-for-like in the 26 weeks to July 31 st , largely driven by a surge in online sales. The retailer also set out how it plans to bring a John Lewis offer into more Waitrose stores. Investing in online Following its split from Ocado, Waitrose has been building its own online ca...
14 September 2021
The GB market declined 1.9% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to 5 September, according to the latest results from Kantar. We look at key performances in more detail and highlight UK news you may have missed. Pandemic still having an effect COVID is clearly still having an impact on the market, with grocery spend 8.7% higher in the 12 weeks to 5 September than in 2019. However, the first week of Se...
10 September 2021
Waitrose is expanding its range to meet more shopper demands through the addition of more value-focused products and a new meat-free range. ‘Anyday’ range Following a successful trial, John Lewis is extending its value focused Anyday private label range to Waitrose stores. The range, of around 2,400 lines, was launched in April 2021 and is said to have generated sales of £60m, according t...
23 July 2021
Shell is extending its partnership with Waitrose & Partners, plus working with Mercedes-Benz AG to accelerate energy transition.   800 Shell Recharge points on Waitrose locations by 2025 Shell and Waitrose & Partners have announced that they will install 800 Shell Recharge charge points on up to 100 Waitrose locations across the UK by 2025, so customers can charge their vehicles while they ...
23 June 2021
The GB market declined 1.6% in the 12 weeks to 13 June, according to the latest results from Kantar. Market growth declines but sales remain elevated This period saw restrictions ease further and the continuation of the vaccine programme rollout. However, as there has not been a complete return to normality this has created a mixed set of results. Despite the market declining, sales remaine...
25 May 2021
The GB market declined 0.4% in the 12 weeks to 16 May, according to the latest results from Kantar. The decline reflects the tough comparisons against record-breaking figures from 2020 and the beginning of the pandemic. Reduced restrictions and the roll out of the vaccination programme has further impacted sales, with shoppers starting to return to their pre-pandemic buying habits. Despite thi...
18 May 2021
We take a look at the latest news from Waitrose, including the expansion of its partnership with Deliveroo. Closure of rapid-delivery service to focus on Deliveroo Waitrose will be closing its same day delivery service, Waitrose Rapid, by the end of May. The same-day delivery service was first launched in 2018 and allowed shoppers to have up to 25 items delivered from a choice of over 2,000...
18 May 2021
Food-to-go, one of the categories hardest hit by changes in shopper behaviour during the pandemic, has become a key battleground for retailer sales growth.  Retailers are facing tough comparatives against the peak sales of April and May last year and are looking for categories that can boost sales to offset those that will lose ground as hospitality reopens. With people already moving around m...