Waitrose & Partners news

06 February 2019
The ‘last mile’ has become an increasingly competitive place, as the food industry and disruptors continue to create solutions that make online shopping even more convenient. We know that the convenience and ease of online shopping is extremely appealing to shoppers. We’ve identified several examples of last mile solutions that help online shoppers embrace this convenience. Increase in un...
05 February 2019
Britain's overall grocery market growth was slightly higher at 1.7% in the 12 weeks to January 27th than the 1.6% growth we saw over the Christmas period, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel. Sales declined by £1.5bn from December, however this was expected as shoppers made the inevitable cut backs after Christmas. Inflation remained the same at 1.3%, implying a small amount of...
01 February 2019
Waitrose & Partners has launched a freshly-made sushi delivery service, that allows customers to have sushi delivered to them at work or at home within two hours. Waitrose Rapid Delivery Waitrose customers are now able to order sushi products, freshly made in-store at the retailer’s Sushi Daily counters, for delivery. The sushi is then delivered through its Waitrose Rapid Delivery trial ser...
29 January 2019
The retailers take different, innovative approaches to long-term reduction of plastic waste. M&S supporting circular economy with plastic take-back initiative New recycling bins in store will allow shoppers to return plastic packaging which they can't recycle at home. This includes items such as black ready meal trays and cosmetics containers. Packaging collected will be used to create stor...
24 January 2019
Waitrose & Partners has announced the appointment of a new finance director and other changes to its senior management team. Ross Avery is the newly appointed finance director Avery has worked for the business since 2001. He worked in stores for seven years, progressing into retail leadership roles, followed by being appointed head of strategy in 2013. After this he worked as ecommerce dire...
22 January 2019
Senior Retail Analyst Nick Gladding looks at how Christmas played out for the grocery sector and the key challenges facing our industry in 2019. IGD newsletters Get the latest industry news and insights straight to your inbox with our range of newsletters. Sign up here
10 January 2019
Waitrose & Partners reported sales growth of +0.2% to £1.047bn, with like-for-like sales of 0.3% in the seven weeks to 5 January 2018. Strategy to stand out for products, service and "doing the right thing" Waitrose & Partners' modest growth was achieved despite reduced promotional activity, as the retailer focuses on delivering profit growth for the full year. Online grocery performance...
04 December 2018
Co-op is the last of the major UK retailers to launch its Christmas ad. John Lewis & Partners John Lewis & Partners has released its much-awaited Christmas campaign ‘The Boy and the Piano’, starring Elton John. The two-minute advertisement tells the story of how one special gift can inspire and influence the course of someone’s life. Set to the iconic ‘Your Song’, the story works backwards ...
29 November 2018
Waitrose & Partners is rolling out its Supper Clubs, committed to new sustainability pledges for the Duchy Organic private label range, and reportedly scaling back on its brand price matching. Scale back of price match According to reports in The Times, Waitrose has reduced the number of products under its price match pledge from 8,000 to 1,200. The retailer first introduced its price ma...
01 November 2018
Waitrose & Partners' annual Food and Drink Report highlights four key shopper trends from 2018, and looks to the future for trends on the horizon. 1. The war on plastic Waitrose & Partners has announced 2018 as the year that 88% shoppers changed how they use plastics after watching the final episode of BBC One's Blue Planet 11. According to the report, shoppers are taking greater res...