Waitrose has today (30 November) announced a new partnership with Edinburgh and East Lothian convenience store chain, Margiotta, to expand our presence in Scotland.
More than 600 Waitrose products will become available in Margiotta’s ten shops over the coming weeks with the first launch at their Dundas Street shop on 30 November*. Six more locations will follow on 1 December with products arriving in the remaining two Margiotta shops early in the new year once refurbishment of those stores is complete.
Ready meals, free-from and vegan ranges, prepared fruit and vegetables, meat, snacks and store cupboard staples will all be available, as well as flowers and seasonal foods, which will include selection from the Waitrose Christmas range.
Waitrose plans to explore more potential partnerships in the UK, including Scotland, in the future which will allow us to reach new customers in those areas where there is demand.
Waitrose currently has six shops in Scotland, including Morningside and Comely Bank in Edinburgh, Newton Mearns, Byres Road in Glasgow, Milngavie and Stirling. We supply two Shell forecourt shops in Scotland and customers can also order our food and drink to enjoy as little as 20 minutes through Deliveroo from four of our Scottish shops. We offer John Lewis click and collect in around 80 locations in Scotland, including 69 Co-op shops.
Margiotta is a family-run business that has been trading in Edinburgh for more than 30 years, priding themselves on the quality and freshness of their food and making their customers’ experience with them as accommodating as possible. The choice of Waitrose products will add to their already impressive range of freshly baked goods and pastries and sandwiches, wraps and salads, which are made fresh every day by their kitchen.
James Bailey, executive director for Waitrose, said: “Margiotta is a long-standing, family-run business, which shares our values of quality and service and is perfectly placed to help meet our customers’ needs in Scotland. We know convenience is key for many people and our partnership with Margiotta will play an integral role in helping us to make Waitrose food and drink even easier to enjoy.”
Franco Margiotta, managing director of Margiotta Food & Wine, said: “We are delighted to be stocking Waitrose food and drinks in our stores not only because of the quality of the products but also because of the new and increased range that we can now offer. We have always strived to bring the best food products for our customers to enjoy and I am sure that they will be equally delighted in our partnership with Waitrose.”
*Waitrose food and drink will be available from the 10 Margiotta shops from the dates below:
- 30 November – Dundas Street
- 1 December – Ashley Terrace, Comiston Road, Mayfield Road, Polwarth Gardens, Aberlady Village Store, Gullane and Forrest Road.
- Early 2022 – Lasswade Road and Warrender Park.