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. Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest grocer as increasingly cash-strapped shoppers turn to the discounters. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... As much as 200,000 tons of sugar is expected to be taken out of snacks and meals annually by 2020 as part of a deal with the confectionery industry. Nestlé, Greggs, Starbucks, Kellogg’s and other firms have all pledged to cut sugar in their products, as has Suntory, the maker of Lucozade and Ribena, and supermarkets such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and M&S. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....2% growth, mainly driven by sponge puddings. Waitrose’s addition of Bramley apple crumble two-packs helped boost performance. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....I like to buy wine in the £7-£10 range but am bored with our local supermarket. Has anyone who has tried the online companies got any advice? Majestic, Waitrose, Naked, etc – which one is best? Or is it just a case of trying them all?. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Lidl overtakes Waitrose as UK shoppers turn to discounters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 07:44:32 AM
. Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest grocer as increasingly cash-strapped shoppers turn to the discounters. ...
Customers feeling pinch take comfort in old-fashioned puds and pies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
....2% growth, mainly driven by sponge puddings. Waitrose’s addition of Bramley apple crumble two-packs helped boost performance. ...
What’s the best site for buying wine online? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
....I like to buy wine in the £7-£10 range but am bored with our local supermarket. Has anyone who has tried the online companies got any advice? Majestic, Waitrose, Naked, etc – which one is best? Or is it just a case of trying them all?. ...
UK retailers say government must be tougher on obesity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 06:14:38 PM
.... As much as 200,000 tons of sugar is expected to be taken out of snacks and meals annually by 2020 as part of a deal with the confectionery industry. Nestlé, Greggs, Starbucks, Kellogg’s and other firms have all pledged to cut sugar in their products, as has Suntory, the maker of Lucozade and Ribena, and supermarkets such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and M&S. ...
Contaminated eggs scare grows as UK supermarkets pull products image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 12:38:40 PM
....Four supermarkets have withdrawn products from their shelves as it emerged that 700,000 eggs from Dutch farms implicated in a contamination scare had been distributed to Britain. The Food Standards Agency said the number of contaminated eggs estimated to have reached the UK was far higher than the 21,000 first supposed, and that egg salads from Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda, sandwiches from Morrisons, and sandwich fillers from Waitrose had been withdrawn. ...
Thousands of Asda workers face redundancy or reduced hours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 12:08:18 PM
....The supermarket industry is going through massive change as Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are forced to cut costs to respond to the threat posed by the fast-growing discounters Aldi and Lidl, as well as grocery sales moving online. In a sign of how the balance of power is shifting, Aldi overtook Waitrose in 2015 and then, in February, sailed past the Co-op to become the UK’s fifth-biggest grocer. ...
Green & Black’s new bar shows Fairtrade is under threat. But we still need it | Lucy Siegle image
.... Sales of organic chocolate are projected to grow. Retail researchers report a surge in ethical consumers and Waitrose is extending Fairtrade to 100% of its own-label teas by October. ...
Tesco covers tampon tax for customers by cutting prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 05:36:40 PM
....” The government and the EU should now announce a clear timetable for abolishing VAT on sanitary items altogether, Sherriff also said. Five major supermarkets – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose – and Boots, the high street chemist, had originally pledged last year to pass the savings on to customers when the VAT is finally removed. ...
Sport and sunshine fuel surge in UK supermarket alcohol sales image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 11:59:45 AM
....4% respectively. Lidl is now neck and neck with Waitrose on 5. ...
Blooming tasty – edible flowers are summer's hottest food trend image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 12:25:37 PM
.... Holmboe Bang’s restaurant Maaemo in Oslo, which has three Michelin stars, uses fermented plants and edible flowers. As more than 130,000 pictures of food are shared on Instagram every day, the boss of upmarket grocer Waitrose, Rob Collins, said the never-ending stream of homemade showstoppers and would-be Masterchef entries had become a form of self-expression akin to clothes and music. ...
Tesco continues savings drive as it cuts 1,200 head-office jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of June 2017 11:05:11 AM
....Tesco is not alone in trying to cut costs. Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Waitrose have also closed stores in recent years while Asda has cut jobs as all the big grocers try to keep costs down. ...
British farmers warn loss of EU workers will see strawberry prices soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 12:00:22 AM
....”. David Kay, of Hall Hunter Partnership, a grower for Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Tesco that employs about 3,000 seasonal labourers from 20 different countries, said he had tried to recruit British workers, but had found it difficult. ...
Monty Don: Supermarket plant sales cut customer choice image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 11:32:41 PM
....". Waitrose told the BBC it took quality seriously, and that its plants were supplied by two reputable nurseries who supply only garden centres - not other supermarkets. ...
Strong sales growth at Aldi and Lidl takes their market share to 12% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 08:55:13 AM
....1m more cash-strapped consumers in search of a better deal visited their stores. Lidl, which holds 5% of the UK grocery market, is expected to overtake Waitrose, which has a 5. ...
Hampshire vintage fizz wins inaugural UK Wine Awards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 06:01:16 AM
.... The wine was hailed by judges as “fabulously elegant and refined with … seductive toasted brioche and honey notes”. The awards were created by the UK wine industry, in association with hotel chain Hotel du Vin, Country Life and Waitrose to celebrate the quality and diversity of British wine. ...
Supermarkets step up wonky fruit and veg push image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 02:57:36 PM
....Sainsbury has started a campaign to encourage use of blemished bananas, while Morrisons has a new "wonky" range that includes avocados for 39p. Others, including Waitrose, Tesco and Asda, have also branched out into selling misshapen fresh items. ...
Aldi plans to open up to eight stores in some UK towns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:56:14 PM
....Aldi opened its first UK store in Stechford, Birmingham, in 1990 but did not become a force to be reckoned with until the last recession, when both it and Lidl won over Britons struggling with their grocery bills at a time when food prices were soaring. Aldi overtook Waitrose in 2015 and in February moved past the Co-op to become the UK’s fifth-biggest grocer. ...
John Lewis profits suffer £36m dent from minimum wage error image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 10:54:26 AM
....John Lewis profits have been dented by £36m after a payroll error that breached minimum wage rules. The retailer, which owns Waitrose supermarkets as well as its namesake chain of department stores, said it was working with HMRC to examine its practice of pay averaging, which aims to smooth out monthly pay over the year. ...
Revealed: Britain's cheapest supermarket prices for your weekly shop image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 04:48:00 PM
....65.    The most expensive basket was Waitrose, coming in at £57. ...
Lidl on course to surpass Waitrose and enter UK supermarket top seven image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 08:24:46 AM
. Lidl is on track to overtake Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh-biggest grocer as early as this summer as the discounters benefit from new store openings and shoppers search out bargains amid a return to food price inflation. ...
Hummus 'crisis' sheds light on secret world of mass food production image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... The buildings belong to Bakkavor, the international food manufacturer behind the mass withdrawal of the product from British supermarket shelves after customers complained of a metallic taste. These units off the Hanger Lane gyratory system – among 30 facilities on 19 different UK sites – manufacture hummus and other dips on an industrial scale for supermarket giants including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, the Co-op, Asda and Morrisons, who sell them under their own brands. ...
Coconut milk helps Pret A Manger report record results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 03:19:24 PM
....". While coconut products have not made it on to Kantar's list of fast-growing groceries, Waitrose says they have become a favourite with its customers. ...
Hummus crisis? What hummus crisis? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:40:00 AM
....It has risen in popularity in the UK to the point where two in five households are said to have a pot in the fridge. Waitrose is thought to have been the first British supermarket to stock hummus, introducing it in the late 1980s. ...
UK wine industry to plant 1m vines as sector bubbles with confidence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:30:21 AM
....A shift to buying more expensive vintages has also encouraged consumers to trade up to English wines, which typically start at £10 a bottle, although the top sparklers such as Nyetimber, made in West Sussex, retail for about £35. Sales of domestically grown wine have been on an upward swing since 2000, with Waitrose and Marks & Spencer now offering dozens of different English and Welsh wines, and top retailers and restaurants stocking more and more lines. ...
Why dental floss and kippers explain your rising post-Brexit shopping bill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 04:37:34 PM
....co. uk compiled data from Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado and Morrisons and found that, while milk stood still at £1 for four pints everywhere, the cost of an exotic fish supper has increased markedly since last October. ...
Fashion for gluten- and dairy-free continues to grow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:40:54 AM
....". Kantar Worldpanel's survey also indicated that sales of "free from" products were higher amongst a more affluent demographic, reflected in higher sales of the products at Waitrose and Sainsbury's, compared with those grocers' market share. ...
Grape Britain: UK merry on organic wine as sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 02:56:00 PM
....99. Of the growing band of English organic wine producers, Oxney Estate’s English Pinot Noir Rosé recently clinched the Waitrose trophy for the most outstanding still rosé wine at the English and Welsh wine of the year competition. ...
New John Lewis boss says department store needs reinventing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 02:22:34 PM
....". John Lewis currently has 48 stores, as well as about 350 Waitrose supermarkets. ...
Waitrose axes free coffee for shoppers – unless they buy something first image
. Waitrose is cracking down on free-loading coffee drinkers by forcing members of its loyalty scheme to buy something before pouring themselves a free hot drink. ...
Waitrose coffee change gives grounds for complaint image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 11:13:26 AM
....We have long known there is no such thing as a free lunch, but now it seems there is no such thing as a free coffee either. Waitrose is changing its offer for loyalty card members so they will have to buy something before being able to claim a "free tea or coffee" in store. ...
Discounters 'exploit' lorry drivers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:01:50 AM
.... . Big stores like Waitrose, Sainsburys and Asda said they do not allow drivers to unload, considering it safer for warehouse staff to do so. ...
UK inflation basket: gin and cycling helmets dropped in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:31:07 AM
.... The value of gin sold by manufacturers in the UK almost doubled from £126m in 2009 to £239m in 2015. Michael Andrews, the director of ambient buying for Waitrose, said gin sales had risen 16% over the past year. ...
Why is John Lewis tightening its belt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:16:34 AM
John Lewis slashes staff bonus to 6% – the lowest in 63 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:28:42 AM
....John Lewis has slashed its staff bonus to just 6% of salary, the lowest level since the 1950s, despite a 21% rise in pre-tax profits. The group, which includes department stores and the Waitrose supermarket chain, said the bonus was the equivalent of three weeks’ pay and had been cut to retain profits and strengthen its balance sheet. ...
John Lewis staff bonus cut again image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:27:42 AM
John Lewis and Waitrose owner set to reduce staff bonus image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of March 2017 04:49:46 PM
. The owner of John Lewis and Waitrose is poised to cut the annual bonus it pays staff to the lowest level since the 1950s due to the pressure on retailers. ...
Sainsbury's named world's best sustainable seafood supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:01:42 AM
.... “The MSC label means the ‘science bit’ has been done for you. Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Tesco, Lidl and Aldi are offering their customers clear labelling and the chance to make a difference, helping to protect fish stocks. ...
Tesco to replace 1,700 managers with lower-paid staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 03:31:16 PM
.... Some poorly performing stores have been closed, while plans for new outlets have been abandoned. Earlier this month, Waitrose said it would shut six supermarkets and also remove a layer of management, cutting 700 jobs in the process, along with the removal of 180 department manager posts in its 350 stores. ...
UK falls in love again with Fairtrade bananas and coffee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:01:03 AM
....The sales will trigger payments of about £30m in premiums, on top of the price paid for goods, for use in social projects in developing countries including Malawi and the Dominican Republic. The volume of bananas, by far the biggest Fairtrade product in the UK, rose 6% amid strong sales at the likes of Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, which only stock the Fairtrade version of the fruit, while Tesco, the UK’s biggest retailer, began stocking Fairtrade bananas for the first time. ...
If EU workers go, will robots step in to pick and pack Britain’s dinners? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 04:00:05 PM
.... Hence the appeal of those machines. Harry Hall, managing partner of Hall Hunter Partnership, which supplies strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries to customers including of Marks & Spencer and Waitrose, told the National Farmers Union conference in Birmingham this week that he thinks robotic picking machines, which use 3D cameras and sensors to automatically gauge when fruit is ready before picking and grading it ready for shipment, are not yet economically viable. ...
John Lewis cuts hundreds of jobs amid online shift image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 08:49:50 PM
.... . The staff-owned John Lewis Partnership, which includes Waitrose, said last month it expected staff bonuses to be "significantly lower" than last year because of the challenging outlook for retail. ...
John Lewis expects to cut nearly 800 jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 03:45:38 PM
.... The cuts are the first sign of change since the department store’s managing director, Paula Nickolds, took the helm in late January. The cuts come just weeks after Waitrose, John Lewis’s sister company, revealed plans to close six stores and remove a level of management in its supermarkets, putting nearly 700 jobs at risk. ...
Supermarket sourcing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:18:01 AM
.... . The recent scandal at Waitrose, which was forced to rebrand the lamb ready meals in its "British" range because some are made with lamb from New Zealand, has highlighted the issue. ...
Organic food sales soar as shoppers put quality before price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 07:00:02 AM
.... And the home delivery service Ocado, which stocks more than 3,000 organic products, said sales increased 16% last year. Waitrose also said the sector was thriving. ...
Waitrose voted UK's best supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:01:26 AM
. Waitrose, Iceland and Marks & Spencer have bagged the top slots in a supermarket survey based on customers’ levels of satisfaction when shopping in store and online. ...
Wine lovers face triple whammy Brexit price rise, says UK trade body image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:01:36 AM
....In 2016 Brits bought more than 131m bottles of fizz from UK shops and supermarkets – up 13% on the previous year. Some of the country’s biggest supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose and Morrisons, triggered a price war by applying deep discounts. ...
Tesco's plan bee:  spilt supermarket sugar to help feed hungry honey bees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of February 2017 08:35:10 AM
....”. Simon Cavill, a trustee of the British Beekeepers’ Association and founder of the Bee Good skincare range, said he hoped the supermarket Waitrose and other chains would back the scheme by providing free waste sugar. ...
Hundreds of Waitrose jobs may go as retailer plans six store closures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 08:17:54 PM
. Waitrose is planning to close six stores and remove a level of management in its supermarkets, putting nearly 700 jobs at risk. ...
Aldi becomes UK's fifth largest supermarket image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 09:18:50 AM
.... Later that year it doubles luxury Christmas range to include lobster and launches major seasonal ad campaign. 2015 Overtakes Waitrose to become UK’s sixth largest grocer. ...
War of convenience as supermarket chains take on small stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 4th of February 2017 04:00:33 PM
....7% over the next five years to £42bn as Britons turn their backs on the weekly shopping trip in favour of more frequent top-up shops. “When we opened the store here in the 80s, the only competition was a small independent round the corner but now there are 11 major shops on my doorstep,” says Patel, reeling off a list of competitors to his Nisa Local store that includes Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose. ...
Hand delivered: will Ocado's robot soon be picking your shopping? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 01:49:24 PM
.... The latest development will fuel fears about jobs being replaced by technology. Automated warehouses have been in use for decades and Ocado, which delivers groceries for Waitrose and Morrisons, already uses a variety of robots in its operations. ...
Let’s move to Streatham, south-west London: forget what you know image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 04:30:01 PM
.... This was the main route to London’s airport at Croydon and, flying being an expensive affair back then, the glitterati purred through in their Wolseleys en route for Deauville. You want more proof? Waitrose opened its first supermarket here! Huge efforts have been made to reverse the reputation for crime Streatham attracted in the 80s. ...
M&S: Good news finally? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 12:23:35 PM
....Elsewhere, there was good news tempered with caution about the coming year. This was best expressed at the John Lewis Partnership, which reported like for like sales growth of just under 3% at both the department store chain and the grocery business, Waitrose. ...
John Lewis to cut staff bonus after pound’s Brexit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 09:25:01 AM
....John Lewis has warned that its annual bonus for staff will be significantly lower than last year as it prepares to take a hit from the post-Brexit slump in sterling. Charlie Mayfield, chairman of the staff-owned group, which includes Waitrose, said he anticipated a “challenging” year ahead as retailers would have to absorb a big chunk of the rising cost of importing goods just as they are coping with shoppers’ shift to buying online. ...
M&S beats Christmas sales forecast in clothing and homeware image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:18:05 AM
....Among the key trading updates on Thursday, the John Lewis Partnership said like-for-like sales at its department stores had risen 2. 7% over Christmas, while its Waitrose supermarket chain chalked up a 2. ...
Aldi reports record Christmas sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 12:05:48 AM
....Discount supermarket Aldi has reported record Christmas trading after a 15% rise in December sales. The firm said there was strong demand for its premium product range, launched to compete with higher-end retailers such as Waitrose and Marks and Spencer. ...
The couple who made Tiger roar … and millions of pounds in the process image
.... They also gave up their careers to do so. Philip, 40 at the time, was a self-employed photographer, and Emma had worked as an interior designer for Waitrose supermarkets. ...
English sparkling wine industry toasts export record image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 31st of December 2016 12:01:12 AM
.... In October, the Sussex-based Bolney Wine Estates announced a £2m investment to fund further production through a new winery and major expansion into the US, Scandinavia and Asia. In the UK, sales of homegrown wine at Marks & Spencer doubled while Waitrose sold 50% more English sparkling wine. ...
John Lewis boss: higher minimum wage should boost productivity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 25th of December 2016 02:17:39 PM
. The boss of John Lewis and Waitrose has said the introduction of the “national living wage” could already be boosting productivity in Britain, despite criticism of the policy by senior retail figures. ...
Supermarkets to rake in £900m in Christmas spend on Friday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 04:55:13 PM
....7% last week, according to shopper tracking company Springboard, and retailers are holding their breath for a final dash to stores. Waitrose, which announced a 1. ...
Sainsbury's chief Mike Coupe stocks up for future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 07:00:40 AM
....Sainsbury’s is also investing in developing product areas where it believes it can differentiate itself from the discounters such as ready meals, prepared fruit or the fast growing gluten and dairy free foods. It has already revamped 3,000 food products, a move which it also hopes will help it fight back against the expansion of Waitrose and Marks & Spencer, which has impinged on Sainsbury’s comfortable position as the handiest place to buy quality food. ...
Festive food shoppers brace for battle on ‘frenzied Friday’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 12:04:36 AM
....”. Bosses at Asda and Waitrose expect Friday to be the most frenetic day, with the latter anticipating its till takings will be three and a half times higher than normal Friday trading. ...
Furious readers  help get justice for  the man Waitrose labelled ‘shoplifter’ image
. Chrisopher Seddon, the 60-year-old author featured in Guardian Money last week after being falsely accused of shoplifting, has been paid a substantial sum following an outcry by readers furious at his treatment at the hands of supermarket group Waitrose. ...
Petrol prices to rise, plus government to act on ground rent abuse image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 12:06:22 PM
....NS&I bond raises hopes of greater savings competition. Handcuffed in Waitrose: the innocent man in search of justice. ...
Supermarket shoppers can get their Christmas dinner for £20 – survey image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 01:00:03 AM
.... The most expensive basket was from Marks & Spencer (£49. 40) followed by Waitrose (£40. ...
Rubbish cooking image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:10:19 AM
...."But in 2011, food waste was such a hippy notion that people immediately thought of bin divers, shuffling through garbage for something," she says. Five years on, Rubies in the Rubble has graduated from a market stall to a supplier of jams, relishes and chutneys to several retailers including Ocado, Waitrose and Fortnum & Mason. ...
The Guardian view on British business: stop stroking the fat cats | Editorial image
.... This is a small but necessary step towards greater transparency. It was always puzzling to hear former business secretary Vince Cable’s argument that this would make Goldman Sachs, with its phalanxes of well-paid bankers, look fairer than Waitrose and its lower-paid till assistants. ...
Executive pay: Companies told to justify rates image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:07:41 AM
.... . Former Business Secretary Vince Cable proposed them four years ago, but he dropped the idea because of what he called the "Goldman-Waitrose issue". ...
Calling John Lewis about my Partnership card ... is there anybody out there? image
....What a shambles. The John Lewis Partnership card – and yes, it is administered by HSBC – is the retailer’s flagship credit card product, offering rewards which can be used for shopping at John Lewis and Waitrose. ...
Handcuffed in Waitrose: the innocent man in search of justice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of November 2016 07:00:25 AM
. When Christopher Seddon popped into a Waitrose store last May on behalf of his housebound 89-year-old mother, he was only planning to buy a few items to get her through the week. ...
Cawsand joins St Ives as the new frontline of Cornwall’s war on second homes image
....There is near unanimity in Cawsand over the threat to village life posed by second-home owners, from Brian Smith, with his range of T-shirts giving expression to his feelings about outsiders, to subpostmaster Dave Howden, who watches as visitors descend on the village without stopping at his shop. “You see the second-home owners arrive and the Waitrose trucks come 15 minutes later,” he says“We do get to know them, though, because of their attitude, which can be slightly superior, almost condescending,” says Bowden. ...
Snapchat's potential $25bn flotation may sink company's appeal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:45:49 PM
.... Life has become even trickier for the Hatfield-based technology whizzes. Ocado still relies on one big supplier, Waitrose, for goods for its own online operation; but Waitrose operates a competing service and shows occasional signs of having itchy feet. ...
Sainsbury's joins Christmas ad battle with animation and James Corden image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 12:01:32 AM
....With increasing numbers of people watching programmes online or via catch-up, or recorded services where they can skip ads, companies are having to battle hard to grab attention during the busiest time of the year. As well as Sainsbury’s, which beat John Lewis to be the most popular ad last year with 30m views of its Mog film on YouTube, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and even Aldi have short-story films this year. ...

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