Waitrose & Partners news

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 ...
18 February 2022
Waitrose has announced it will relaunch its myWaitrose loyalty programme on 23 rd February. The revamped loyalty programme will offer shoppers more personalised discounts and offer its members ‘greater value, more flexibility, tailored offers and money off their weekly shop’. Getting in line with its competitors to offer more personalised pricing The retailer announced refocusing and inc...
18 November 2021
Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are the latest UK retailers to launch their Christmas adverts. These highlight the joys of celebrating Christmas with family and friends, which was a challenge in 2020. Tesco Tesco has taken a fun approach with its Christmas advert, spotlighting a woman with a ‘Nothing’s Stopping Us’ attitude this Christmas. It offers a humorous perspective to the ch...
13 October 2021
For several years, shoppers have shown a growing interest in their health and well-being. Grocery retail is one of many stakeholders that has responded by improving access and choice. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified shoppers’ interest in this area, creating a new wave of interest. This aligns with one of our expectations for a post-pandemic world, which will see shoppers look to the indu...
16 September 2021
In its first half results John Lewis Partnership has reported that Waitrose’s sales increased by 2.3% and by 3.5% like-for-like in the 26 weeks to July 31 st , largely driven by a surge in online sales. The retailer also set out how it plans to bring a John Lewis offer into more Waitrose stores. Investing in online Following its split from Ocado, Waitrose has been building its own online ca...
14 September 2021
The GB market declined 1.9% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to 5 September, according to the latest results from Kantar. We look at key performances in more detail and highlight UK news you may have missed. Pandemic still having an effect COVID is clearly still having an impact on the market, with grocery spend 8.7% higher in the 12 weeks to 5 September than in 2019. However, the first week of Se...
10 September 2021
Waitrose is expanding its range to meet more shopper demands through the addition of more value-focused products and a new meat-free range. ‘Anyday’ range Following a successful trial, John Lewis is extending its value focused Anyday private label range to Waitrose stores. The range, of around 2,400 lines, was launched in April 2021 and is said to have generated sales of £60m, according t...