Waitrose & Partners news

24 September 2013
Strong growth at Sainsbury's stood out as one of the key features of the latest market share figures released by Kantar Worldpanel, with the retailer enjoying growth of 5.1% in the 12 weeks to 15 September. Sainsbury's gains driven by quality and value focus With its market-beating 5.1% uplift, Sainsbury's stood out as the exception amongst the largest four grocers, successfully growi...
19 September 2013
Powering the industry... In such a flat economy, companies are forced to ‘jump start’ any momentum by themselves. At the IGD Convention 2013, we’ll be finding the pockets of growth and show how, by building on them and replicating them widely, we have an opportunity to re-energise the whole industry. The IGD Convention 2013 brings together leaders from across the industry to debate the big...
12 September 2013
Sales at The John Lewis Partnership were up 7.3% to £4.73bn in the half year ended 27 July, driven by strong performance from both Waitrose and John Lewis. Waitrose marches on Waitrose has delivered another strong performance, with gross sales up 7.8% in the period, to £3.02bn and with like-for-like sales delivering an impressive 6.9% growth. Waitrose has reported that this is primarily driv...
10 September 2013
Waitrose has reshuffled its senior team with two key appointments, according to Retail Week. Ben Stimson to be director of retail operations North Ben Stimson, who has been director of retail services at Waitrose since March 2012, will take up the role of director of retail operations north next month. He replaces Mark Wilson who has joined the board of Midcounties Co-operative as general ma...
06 September 2013
Waitrose has launched a new partnership with Delia Smith which will see the inclusion of The Delia Smith Online Cookery School included within the Waitrose TV portfolio. Delia strengthens Waitrose TV offer The new channel launched on September 5th and sits on a new "Cookery School" tab on Waitrose TV as well as deliaonline.com. Content will build over the next two years and will be anchored by ...
02 September 2013
Waitrose has appointed a sports marketing agency to help maximise the potential of its sponsorship of the England cricket team, which begins next year. Specialist agency appointed Waitrose has chosen marketing agency Essentially to help it make the most of its three year sponsorship of Team England Cricket which begins next May. Essentially is a division CSM Sport & Entertainment, the world's...
27 August 2013
Waitrose has announced plans to open at least 10 more little Waitrose convenience stores in 2014 as it continues its targeted expansion strategy in small format retailing. Four more stores to open this year In addition, Waitrose will open a further four convenience stores this year at Sidcup (on September 4th), Monument (on September 10th), East Putney and a yet-to-be revealed locati...
05 August 2013
Waitrose has announced that it first half sales have broken the £3bn barrier and bolstered its food quality reputation through the purchase of The Good Food Guide. Impressive first half In the 26 weeks to July 27th, sales increased by 11.0%, excluding petrol (+8.7% including petrol). Commenting on the achievement Waitrose managing director Mark Price said sales growth had been significantly...
05 August 2013
Following an 11% increase in sales for the first half, we take a look at Waitrose's formula for success as it grows ahead of the market... Waitrose grows ahead of the market Waitrose has grown by 37% since 2008, compared with the market average of 14%. Indeed, today brought the announcement from Waitrose managing director Mark Price that sales had exceeded £3bn in the ...
31 July 2013
The Co-operative has joined the Which? Price It Right scheme along with Aldi and Waitrose, following Morrisons who committed to the voluntary campaign when it initially launched. Improving read across The Price It Right campaign is designed to improve price transparency, making it easier for shoppers to compare prices across stores. Participating retailers will commit to displaying a consi...