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The GB market grew 7.4% in the 12 weeks to 21 March, according to the latest results from Kantar. This period sees the annualisation of retailers’ performance against the record-breaking sales of March 2020, when the country went into its first lockdown. Sales over the most recent four weeks were down 3% versus last year, with shoppers making 117m fewer trips to the supermarket than in March 2020...
The JLP's results for the 53 weeks ending January 2021 show the business continues to see mixed performance between its brands, with Waitrose seeing strong growth and John Lewis struggling.  Partnership: decline in profits  Partnership total trading sales: £12,317m (2019/20 £11,747m) +5% Partnership pre-tax loss: -£517m Partners received no bonus payment The results show a sim...
This year, Mother’s Day in the UK will be celebrated on 14 March. Despite lockdown measures easing from 8 March in the UK, most restrictions will still be in place, meaning it will not be a standard Mother’s Day for many. Regardless of this, shoppers continue to seek ways to celebrate the event, but in a safe and memorable way. We highlight seven best-in-class initiatives this Mother’s Day, fol...

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27/04/2021
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
07/04/2021
The latest UK grocery retail appointments. This edition features Asda, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Waitrose, WBA and Poundland.
06/04/2021

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Waitrose.

Strategic outlook for Waitrose

With a new leadership in place, Waitrose revealed a first look at its enhanced five year strategy in July 2020. This includes ambitious online plans, continued focus on sustainability and partnering to support growth.   

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