Following the news that the John Lewis Partnership (JLP) plans to streamline operations by consolidating its food and non-food divisions and narrowing its senior management team, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst for GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his
Following the news that Waitrose & Partners is trialling a dedicated refillable zone and a frozen ‘pick and mix’ proposition at a store in Oxford, Thomas Brereton, retail analyst for GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:
Following today’s release of John Lewis & Partners FY figures for 2018/19, Zoe Mills, retail analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments: ‘‘For the sixth year in a row, the John Lewis Partnership has cut staff bonuses
Following today’s release of Waitrose & Partners figures for the 2018 Christmas trading period, Karla Rendle, Senior Retail Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, comments:‘‘While appearing a less then celebratory set of results with near flat l-f-f
With pizza-gate in debate, and Waitrose reporting sales of its vegetarian and vegan products up by 85% on last year, a new brand is breaking the market with their hybrid, healthy pizzas.
Waitrose & Partners has teamed up with Body Worn Camera experts Edesix to trial its new in-home delivery service which will allow drivers to enter a customer's home while they are out and put their groceries away. All delivery drivers
Leading figures from the food and grocery industry last night toasted their successes of the last 12 months at the annual IGD Awards ceremony in London.
The IGD Awards were attended by nearly 600 people and celebrated business excellence, people development,
Today, the 83,000 Partners who work for the John Lewis Partnership have – for the first time in the company’s history been included in the businesses’ names as both John Lewis and Waitrose have added ‘& Partners’. The change has
Oats company, Stoats, has partnered with iconic British pottery brand Emma Bridgewater to create a limited-edition mug in a collaboration offering consumers the perfect combination for the perfect cuppa.
A UK company, which has created the first reusable cup made from used paper cups, has secured a national retail listing with the John Lewis Partnership. The rCup goes into Waitrose and John Lewis stores nationally this week (w/c 28 May), with
Creating nourishing food with organic ingredients has always been the Tideford way, making delicious homemade-style soups and sauces in its Devon kitchen since 1996. In September 2016, Tideford Organics’ love affair with vegetables took on a new level, relaunching as
Bathtime Buddies is celebrating a quarter of a century of bath time expertise by announcing a relaunch of its ever-popular children’s range. The exciting launch, developed by brand-owner, H&A, will include revamped packaging and brand new products. The new designs
Co-op shoppers will now have even more opportunity to get their hands on Shaken Udder's delicious milkshakes as the firm extends its listings to include The Co-op's Food to Go Stores across the UK.
The eagerly anticipated arrival of ‘hot’ days PLUS growing numbers of enthusiast joggers pounding the pavements, provides some of the surest signs yet that Summer is almost upon us. What better time to pop into your local Waitrose to trial
Shaken Udder is about to launch its latest summer sales drive; an on-pack promotion offering milkshake fans the chance to win £1,000 just by buying a milkshake.
Made for Drink is a sublime new range of award-winning, artisanal snacks inspired by celebrated drinking cultures from around the world and an increasingly vibrant British bar scene. This is a small batch snacking manufacturer on a single-minded mission to
The UK’s number one premium popcorn brand is introducing a Chocolate flavour to its award-winning collection this spring. Continuing as the driving force behind the growing popcorn category. PROPERCORN’s new flavour provides shoppers with a healthier moment of chocolate indulgence.
Merchant Gourmet, the market-leading healthy pulses, grains, seeds and nuts brand, has today announced a partnership with Waitrose to bring shoppers in Salisbury an exclusive healthy eating pop-up counter.
Waitrose is the highest-performing food retail company in the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI).
Published by The Institute of Customer Service, the UKCSI reveals customer satisfaction for the food retail sector is unchanged since January 2017 and remains above the
Aviko, one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of chips and added value potato products, has secured its first major supermarket listing. From late October 2017, two new premium Gastro Gratin products will be rolling out across Waitrose stores in the
2016 was a remarkable year for the welfare of laying hens as many of the world’s most influential food companies made a wave of cage free commitments which spread from the US, to Europe and the UK, crossing all sectors
Craft coffee expert, Union Hand-Roasted, is launching Yayu Wild Forest Coffee from South-West Ethiopia into Waitrose this May. This speciality coffee is from one of the last and most important reserves for the preservation of wild Arabica Coffee. Together with
My healthy kitchen, a new brand from Samworth Brothers, has just been listed in Ocado - and will soon launch in Waitrose stores nationwide.
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 26 March 2017, show supermarket sales increased in value by 1.4% compared to the same time last year. Slower growth was primarily due to
The John Lewis Partnership has opened the call for applications for JLAB 2017, its global start-up accelerator programme, run in association with innovation specialists L Marks. Now in its fourth year, this year’s JLAB sees Waitrose joining the programme, creating