Waitrose & Partners news

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...
01 October 2019
The John Lewis Partnership has launched a restructuring plan, 'Future Partnership', and it is announced that managing director for Waitrose & Partners, Rob Collins, is set to leave the business after 26 years. 'Future Partnership'   The Future Partnership plan sets out to streamline the business and make it more agile to improve performance in a challenging market. The changes will take ...
12 September 2019
In a tough UK grocery market, Waitrose & Partners has reported resilient first half sales but will accelerate its focus on innovation to further differentiate its brand in the months ahead. Pressure on LFLs from comparatives but profits hold up LFL sales for the 26 weeks to July 27th were down 0.4%, with growth of 1.1% in Q1 followed by a decline of -1.6% in Q2, against a challenging period...