Waitrose & Partners news

22 September 2022
Waitrose has launched its new brand promise, under the tag line ‘Food to Feel Good About’. The campaign is aimed at highlighting Waitrose’s ‘ quality, taste, ethics and value, to celebrate food that makes a positive difference ’. Campaign to promote Waitrose’s aim to build a better future The advertising built around the campaign will see Waitrose highlight how ‘ when we ask more questions,...
15 September 2022
Waitrose has said its total trading sales were down 5% in total and like-for-like terms during the 26 weeks to 30 July. In the six months Waitrose generated sales of £3.6 bn, with it benefiting from more shoppers, but with them spending less. Shopper numbers up, but smaller basket sizes Waitrose highlighted how inflation had affected consumer spending, with customer numbers up by 6% year-on...
08 September 2022
As Waitrose launches a new price-focused campaign, Poundland extends its offer and Boots launches an ‘everyday’ value range, we round up developments in the market. Poundland doubles number of products being sold for £1… Poundland is to extend its range of products being sold for £1 as it looks to support shoppers facing up to the challenges of the cost-of-living crisis. The retailer said t...
30 August 2022
As retailers look to limit food waste and support farmers affected by the recent drought conditions, we round up initiatives from Asda, Lidl, Sainsbury's, and Waitrose. Asda and Sainsbury’s remove best before dates Asda is to remove best before dates from nearly 250 packaged fruit and vegetable lines, including cauliflowers, carrots, citrus fruits, and potatoes. Asda will take the step from...
10 August 2022
We round up sustainable initiatives from Morrisons, Waitrose, and Sainsbury’s. Morrisons launches carbon neutral eggs Morrisons has launched a private label range of carbon neutral eggs under the Planet Friendly Eggs brand, becoming it claims the first supermarket to do so. The step is part of the retailer’s aim to be directly supplied by ‘zero emission’ British farms by 2030. The eggs come...
19 July 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates, in the 12-weeks to 10 July 2022, total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose, very slightly, by 0.1% versus 2021. The market’s growth in the 12-week period saw it return to positive territory for the first time since April 2021. Inflation reaches second highest level ever recorded by Kantar ...
10 March 2022
JLP results for the 52 weeks up to 29 January 2022 show similar results to last year, with a small decline in sales. Key figures: Waitrose sales: £7.54bn (2020/21 £7,595m) -1% Waitrose like-for-like sales: +1% Sales comparison to 2019/20: +9% (+11% like-for-like) Online sales: Account for 17% of total sales (+14% on 2020/21 and +5% on 2019/20) Four strategic priorities for ...
04 March 2022
A group of leading UK grocers has joined forces to launch a Refill Coalition to co-design and develop innovation refill solution The Refill Coalition brings together M&S, Morrisons, Ocado and Waitrose & Partners with supply chain solution specialists CHEP. The group was convened by Unpackaged, a pioneer in zero waste retail business models. The Coalition will explore how key food staples (e...
02 March 2022
City officials in the Netherlands and USA are creating legislation that will impact expansion plans and delivery times, while retailers are expanding their partnerships with quick commerce operators. I also round up some of the latest activation I’ve seen from quick commerce pure plays Gopuff and Getir, including a focus on loyalty and seasonal events. Legislation impacts growth In the N...
01 March 2022
The GB market declined 3.7% in the 12 weeks to 20 February against 2021’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. Despite the decline seen against 2021, sales remain significantly higher than in 2020, up by 8.4%. Inflation continues to rise Grocery inflation reached 4.3% in February. Other than the start of the pandemic, this is the fastest rate of inflation growth seen ...