Waitrose lowers the price of women’s sanitary products by five per cent

London, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has today ( 8 August 2017) announced that over the course of this week it will lower the price of women’s sanitary products by five per cent, removing the cost of VAT. This will improve affordability for customers and will cover 97 products, including both branded and own-label […]

Marine Conservation Society and Waitrose partners to fight plastic beach pollution

UK’s leading marine charity joins forces with supermarket to fight plastic beach pollution London, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) and supermarket, Waitrose, have joined forces to create a new series of beach and river clean events to get more people than ever before cleaning […]

Waitrose names Simon Burdess as its first Director of Food Service

London, 2017-Jul-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has appointed Simon Burdess as its first Director of Food Service. As the supermarket develops its casual dining and grazing in branches, this newly created role will see Simon lead on the development of Waitrose’s food service offer. Simon, who will join the business in September, is […]

Waitrose to make all of its own-label tea products Fairtrade certified by October 2017

London, 2017-Jul-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has today ( 10 July 2017) announced it will be extending its commitment to Fairtrade produce by making 100% of its own-label tea Fairtrade certified by October 2017. This will mean all 46 Waitrose tea products will be Fairtrade, which clearly symbolises to customers that the tea farmers […]

Waitrose announces new target of making all own-label packaging widely recyclable, reusable or home compostable by 2025

London, 2017-Jul-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Triangular sandwich wrappers in Waitrose will soon be easier to recycle – in a first for UK supermarkets. The move is being achieved by making the cardboard sandwich packaging easy to separate from the plastic film, which isn’t recyclable. The move is a step towards Waitrose’s new target […]

Waitrose extends its FareShare trial to 25 branches in total this month

LONDON, 2017-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — A further 22 branches will use the IT platform to let local groups know about surplus food Charities will be offered volunteers and money to buy equipment such as freezers As Waitrose extends its successful FareShare trial to 25 branches in total this month, it has today (12 June […]

Waitrose joins John Lewis Partnership’s global start-up accelerator programme

JLAB fast-tracks growth of start-ups in the retail space Start-ups to be embedded in John Lewis and Waitrose across 12 week programme Finalists will have access to a microfund of up to £200,000 Applications open 28 Mar, enter for free at www.jlab.co.uk London, 2017-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership has opened […]

Waitrose to reduce sugar content on its 27 own label cereals

London, 2016-Nov-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over half of all own label breakfast cereals at Waitrose will have significantly lower sugar levels from today (16 November 2016) – as part of the supermarket’s ongoing reformulation programme. A total of 27 own label cereals will see average sugar content reduced by 15 per cent. Family […]

Waitrose releases Food & Drink Report

London, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Top trends of the year revealed in the Waitrose Food & Drink Report The four key trends in the report all outline different ways in which people are increasingly seeing food as a part of our identity, taking pride in what and how we eat. Says Waitrose Managing […]

Waitrose becomes the first UK retailer to introduce responsibly sourced non-GM soya for animal feed from Europe

London, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has become the first UK retailer to introduce responsibly sourced non-GM soya for animal feed from Europe, reducing its reliance upon South American supply. In October the grocer landed its first shipment of soya grown in the Danube Region of Europe – an area stretching from the Black Forest to the […]

Waitrose seeks over 5,000 people for temporary roles for the holiday season

London, 2016-Oct-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose is recruiting over 5,000 people for temporary roles across the country this Christmas to help with increased demand over the busy festive period. New recruits will make up around 2,500 of these roles and they will be filled throughout October, November and December. The remaining roles will […]

Waitrose Commercial Director Mark Williamson to retire

London, 2016-Sep-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mark Williamson, Commercial Director at Waitrose, is to retire at the end of January 2017. Rupert Thomas, currently Marketing Director at Waitrose, will move into the Commercial Director role from February 2017.  Rupert’s replacement will be announced at a later date. Mark joined Waitrose in 2004 and has been […]

Waitrose to remove microbeads in its cosmetic products and to change the stems of its own label cotton buds to paper by September 2016

LONDON, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The retailer has pledged that by September 2016  no branded cosmetic products will contain microbeads. (The retailer’s own label range of beauty products has never contained any microbeads.) One of the most commonly bought health and beauty items will also get a facelift in order to cut down on […]

Waitrose to move its payment terms for all UK small food producers to a maximum of seven days

LONDON, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose is to move its payment terms for all UK small food producers to a maximum of seven days. The step, which will be phased in over the next two months, follows an internal review of payment terms for smaller suppliers and will mean that the supermarket now offers […]

Waitrose to export to China for the first time via a website platform

LONDON, 2016-Apr-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose is to export to China for the first time from 18 April after reaching an agreement to sell products online with the retailer predicting it could become its biggest international business in the next three to five years. It will be the first time the UK supermarket has […]

Waitrose to launch major campaign showing customers first-hand where their food comes from

Campaign features live footage from Waitrose farm in industry first LONDON, 2016-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose is to launch a major campaign taking customers beyond the barn door to real farms, giving customers the chance to see first-hand where their food comes from. The campaign kicks off with a series of TV adverts which […]

Waitrose launches new Garden Power campaign

Waitrose encourages customers to build hedgehog highways as part of new garden campaign LONDON, 2016-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — This week sees Waitrose launch its new Garden Power campaign, to encourage customers to make their gardens wildlife friendly this Summer and to help reverse the decline of our much-loved garden creatures. Waitrose has found that […]

Waitrose to operate cashless store in Sky Central this summer; an industry first in UK

LONDON, 2016-Mar-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose is to become the UK’s first major supermarket brand to operate a cashless store when it opens in Sky’s new flagship head office building at its campus in Osterley this summer. It will also be the first Waitrose to open on a workplace campus in almost 20 years […]

Waitrose names Ben Stimson as Retail Director

LONDON, 2016-Mar-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose today announced that Ben Stimson will become Retail Director on 27 March 2016, moving into the role vacated by Rob Collins who becomes Managing Director on 4 April following the departure of Mark Price to become Minister of State for Trade & Investment. Ben joined the John Lewis […]

Dairy cows producing milk for Waitrose to spend at least 100 days a year outside grazing in fields

LONDON, 2016-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — From spring 2016, dairy cows producing conventional* milk for Waitrose will spend at least 100 days a year outside grazing in fields, the supermarket retailer pledged today. Waitrose is already one of the only supermarkets to give its dairy cows access to pasture during the grazing season in the summer […]

Waitrose launches Pick Your Own Offers its first TV advertising campaign to highlight its money-saving scheme

LONDON, 2016-Jan-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — From this week, Waitrose will launch its first TV advertising campaign to highlight its money-saving scheme Pick Your Own Offers. Pick Your Own Offers gives customers the power to choose their own savings, as customers can select which ten products from over 1,000 they’d like to save 20 per […]

Waitrose to reduce sugar in its range of breakfast cereals in 2016

Waitrose takes 25 tonnes of sugar out of popular own label products LONDON, 2016-Jan-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has today announced plans to reduce sugar in its range of breakfast cereals during 2016 by stripping out more than 7.5 million calories or nearly two tonnes in the coming year. The commitment will involve a […]

Waitrose launches brand new website offering customers all they need to prepare, cook and enjoy great food at home

LONDON, 2015-10-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — The multichannel evolution of Waitrose heats up today with the launch of a brand new website offering customers all the kit they need to prepare, cook and enjoy great food at home. From this week, waitrosekitchen.com will offer customers a significantly wider range online of over 3000 products, from cookware […]

Waitrose report reveals 2015’s top food trends

Waitrose report uncovers key shopping, eating and drinking habits this year – based on millions of purchases in shops and online, and comprehensive new consumer research LONDON, 2015-10-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The report – the third annual Waitrose look at key food and drink trends – was researched throughout 2015.  A series of in-depth […]

Mark Price to step down as Managing Director of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman and to leave the Partnership on 3 April 2016

Rob Collins appointed new Managing Director of Waitrose LONDON, 2015-10-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — The John Lewis Partnership announces today that, after a 33 year career, Mark Price has set out his intention to step down as Managing Director of Waitrose and Deputy Chairman and to leave the Partnership on 3 April 2016.  Mark […]

Asda, Iceland, Morrisons and Waitrose to support the construction of new world class dementia research centre at UCL in London

LEEDS, England, 2015-10-6 — /EPR Retail News/ — Asda, Iceland, Morrisons and Waitrose have joined together in a unique partnership to support an initiative that will make medical history. All four retailers have pledged funds from the new levy on single-use carrier bags to support the construction of a new world class dementia research centre […]

Waitrose’s Pick Your Own Offers initiative proved a success with 700,000 customers signing up in just three months

Waitrose boosts scheme with hundreds of extra products LONDON, 2015-9-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — ‘Pick Your Own Offers’, the game-changing initiative from Waitrose, has proved a success with 700,000 customers signing up to the scheme in just three months, with more products now being added to the offer. The ground-breaking scheme gives customers the […]

John Lewis and Waitrose announce their new Horsham shops to open on 18 June

John Lewis ‘at home’ to sit shoulder to shoulder with Waitrose in Horsham £11m investment by the Partnership in the development of both shops. LONDON, 2015-5-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — John Lewis and Waitrose today announce that their new Horsham shops, co-located on Albion Way, will open to customers at 9am on Thursday 18 […]

The Fairtrade Foundation and Waitrose announce new partnership

LONDON, 2015-2-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Fairtrade Foundation and Waitrose have today (20 February) announced a new partnership – the first of its kind between a retail business and the Fairtrade Foundation – in the run-up to the annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign (23 February – 8 March 2015). The partnership establishes a new […]

Waitrose to create 2,000 jobs in new and extended shops and in new e-commerce grocery depot in 2015

LONDON, 2015-1-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Waitrose has today announced that it expects to create 2,000 jobs in new and extended shops, as well as in a new e-commerce grocery depot in 2015. The retailer is opening 14 shops across the UK from spring this year, including seven new supermarkets and seven new little […]