Tag: Waitrose

Aldi leapfrogs Waitrose to become UK’s Sixth Largest Supermarket

Posted on 10 April, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

While the Big Four may be starting to regain some ground in the battle of the supermarkets, it appears that the discounters remain very much in the picture. This has been evidenced this week by Aldi, which has become the sixth largest supermarket in the UK... Read More

Waitrose Expansion to create 2000 Jobs

Posted on 28 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The John Lewis Partnership seems virtually untouchable in the new era of retailing, with both its self-titled department store chain and Waitrose supermarket subsidiary proving consistently popular with consumers. In fact, executives have this week announced... Read More

Waitrose Boss claims Supermarket Estates are “20 Years out of Date”

Posted on 24 October, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

With the majority of retail reports in the past year showing the Big Four supermarkets losing further ground to discounters some have begun to question the future of the big box format. Supermarkets have responded to this with high-profile marketing... Read More

Waitrose delivers Profit Warning as Discounters steal Further Market Share

Posted on 5 August, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Although the big four supermarkets have struggled in the face of competition from discounters such as Aldi and Lidl, high end retailers such as Waitrose have been relatively untouched by the phenomenon due to an extremely loyal customer base. However, it... Read More

Property Prices and the Waitrose Effect

Posted on 7 November, 2013 by Jodee Redmond under Business News

Following the opening of a Waitrose store in Chipping Sodbury this summer, an article in the Sunday Times speculated that "the opening of Britain's most middle-class supermarket can only push (property) values higher". A local firm of solicitors even... Read More

Waitrose Restructures its Retail Division

Posted on 21 September, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Supermarket giant Waitrose has cut almost 100 jobs in a shakeup of its retail division designed to place significant importance on customer service and adapt to multichannel retailing. The restructure will see 13 job cuts, with 75 employees... Read More

Waitrose Sales Benefit from Glastonbury Festival

Posted on 9 July, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Music festivals have become as much as part of the British summer as Wimbledon and Royal Ascot. While organisers benefit hugely from ticket sales, it is arguable that the real winners in the festival season are retailers as demand for clothing and essentials... Read More

Waitrose Launches School Campaign

Posted on 10 April, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

Upmarket supermarket Waitrose is set to sell wonky carrots and knobbly potatoes grown in local schools under a new nationwide scheme supported by gardener Alan Titchmarsh. The supermarket's new ‘grow and sell’ campaign aims to encourage 7 to 11 year-olds... Read More

John Lewis and Waitrose Staff Receive 17 Per Cent Bonus

Posted on 14 March, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

As the undisputed champions of the Christmas season, it is hardly surprising to learn that staff members of the John Lewis Group have earned a 17 per cent bonus for their performance in 2012. While the John Lewis department stores themselves broke... Read More

Waitrose Warns of Price Hikes due to Washout Summer

Posted on 9 January, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

But Retailer Enjoyed a Successful Christmas  Towards the end of last year, supermarkets and industry experts in the food and drinks sector warned that 2013 may yield several substantial price rises due to weather issues during the summer months affecting... Read More