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  1. March 6, 2014

    Waitrose defends customer loyalty scheme

    Mark Price, managing director of Waitrose, defended a customer loyalty scheme that has been attacked by Labour and...

  2. February 28, 2014

    Labour creates storm in a coffee cup over Waitrose loyalty scheme

    The Labour party has accused Waitrose of stealing trade from small high street shops by giving a million free coffees and...

  1. January 3, 2013

    Waitrose cheers best ever festive trading

    Waitrose, the upmarket supermarket, said it enjoyed its best ever Christmas and New Year trading, while concerns intensified...

  2. May 2, 2012

    Waitrose price-match turns up heat on Ocado

    Waitrose has stepped up the pressure on Ocado, with an extension of its price-matching policy in a direct challenge to the...

  3. January 5, 2012

    Waitrose buoyed by last-minute festive rush

    Waitrose’s online sales rose 49 per cent in the seven days to Christmas, raising fresh questions over the performance of...

  4. December 22, 2011

    Britons finally hit the shops

    After weeks of tightening their purse strings, consumers have been out in force. “Christmas has come. It came at the...

  5. August 12, 2011

    Waitrose extends hours to boost sales

    Waitrose is extending its opening hours as the upmarket supermarket seeks to continue its run of strong sales growth. The...

  6. July 12, 2011

    Deutsche abuzz on Jain successor

    With Anshu Jain about to be elevated to the helm of Deutsche Bank, the chatter in London is about his successor for the...

  7. July 1, 2011

    Waitrose expands convenience store business

    Waitrose, the supermarket beloved of middle class Britons, is to expand its convenience store business, taking on Marks and...

  8. June 17, 2011

    Laird defends with army of bankers

    Could too many bankers spoil a defence? Not for electronic components maker Laird, which has rejected an offer from US group...

  9. April 19, 2011

    Waitrose eyes ‘dark store’ to take on Ocado

    Waitrose, the upmarket supermarket group, will on Wednesday announce that it is opening a dedicated distribution centre as...

  10. April 8, 2011

    Sporting chance for Topping blog

    Always good for a few punchy words of wisdom, William Hill chief executive Ralph Topping has launched his own blog after...

  11. February 18, 2011

    Supermarkets battle to trade up on two fronts

    Supermarkets are fighting on more than one front. They are conducting a price war among themselves, as they seek to repel...

  12. February 13, 2011

    John Lewis to expand into Europe

    The John Lewis Partnership is poised to expand into the Continent, bolstering its website to attract international orders...

  13. January 28, 2011

    Clarke rings in changes at Tesco

    Incoming Tesco chief Philip Clarke has named seven new members of the retailer’s executive committee, the latest in a raft...

  14. November 21, 2010

    Delia Smith recipe lifts Waitrose sales

    Delia Smith’s Christmas cake kit costs £10 Wannabe cooks are snapping up Delia Smith’s ready-to-make Christmas cake kit at a...

  15. November 6, 2010

    Soufflés at dawn

    While Marc Bolland was putting the finishing touches to his long-awaited strategic review of Marks and Spencer this week,...

  16. September 30, 2010

    Chubby telly

    Media-savvy Waitrose boss Mark Price has taken his first corporate board role outside the John Lewis family, as a new...

  17. June 8, 2010

    Cut-price Prix

    Mark Price might next year nominate the canny cut-price marketing approach behind the Ocado float offer to its customers,...

  18. June 7, 2010

    World Diary

    TODAYUK leaders meet GatesRobert Gates , US defence secretary, holds talks in London with David Cameron, the new UK prime...

  19. May 27, 2010

    Ocado extends exclusive Waitrose deal to 2020

    Ocado has slammed the door on any hopes Marks and Spencer may have had about a possible tie-up, after the online grocer...

  20. May 26, 2010

    Ocado extends exclusive Waitrose deal to 2020

    Ocado, which is considering a £1bn flotation, first teamed up with Waitrose eight years ago Ocado has slammed the door on...

  21. March 6, 2010

    The Ryan legend

    The famously shy Primark founder and chairman Arthur Ryan surprised the audience at the Retail Week Awards by not only...

  22. December 29, 2009

    Waitrose enjoys bumper season

    Waitrose reported its "most successful Christmas on record" after like-for-like sales last week leapt 13.5 per cent on the...

  23. December 28, 2009

    Waitrose enjoys bumper season

    Cheesy comestibles: customers’ spending accelerated in the run-up to Christmas despite heavy snow in some regions Waitrose...

  24. December 19, 2009

    M&S still waits on Bolland start date

    Marks and Spencer has acknowledged that it could be May at the earliest before Marc Bolland can join the high street...

  25. December 19, 2009

    Food shoppers shrug off recession woe

    Britons are casting aside the gloom of recession to indulge over the festive period, snapping up top of the range turkeys...

  26. December 19, 2009

    M&S still waits on Bolland start date

    Marks and Spencer has acknowledged that it could be May at the earliest before Marc Bolland can join the high street...

  27. December 18, 2009

    Food shoppers shrug off recession woe

    Britons are casting aside the gloom of recession to indulge over the festive period, snapping up top-of-the-range turkeys...

  28. October 24, 2009

    Middle-class frugality fades on revival hopes

    The middle class's flirtation with frugality appears to be fading as supermarkets change tack to focus on high-end product...

  29. October 23, 2009

    Revival hopes end middle-class frugality

    The middle class’s flirtation with frugality appears to be fading as supermarkets change tack to focus on expensive product...

  30. September 24, 2009

    Waitrose reaches into the high street

    Shoppers in branches of Boots will soon be able to pick up Waitrose food as part of a push by the upmarket retailer into...

  31. September 10, 2009

    Waitrose gets grip on Duchy Originals

    Duchy Originals, the line of organic food created by Prince Charles which has struggled during the recession, has signed a...

  32. June 27, 2009

    The big stories

    Hard-pressed consumers are deserting the big brands in droves, according to a study from the US. "Defection is top of mind...

  33. June 21, 2009

    Value range boosts Waitrose

    Recession-hit shoppers in middle England have boosted sales of Waitrose’s first value range. The supermarket, famed for its...

  34. April 13, 2009

    Waitrose and Ocado step up sales drive

    The online food market is heading for a shake-up in the coming months after Waitrose said it was scrapping delivery charges...

  35. April 12, 2009

    Waitrose and Ocado step up sales battle

    The online food market is heading for a shake-up in the coming months after Waitrose said it was scrapping delivery charges...

  36. March 6, 2009

    Waitrose targets rivals with new value range

    Waitrose hopes to pull on the purse strings of recession-hit middle England by launching an “essential Waitrose” range in an...

  37. November 24, 2008

    Waitrose sees a place for quality

    Waitrose has hit back at rivals' claims that Britain's most upmarket food store is losing customers to cheaper chains,...

  38. November 23, 2008

    Waitrose sees a place for quality

    Waitrose has hit back at rivals’ claims that Britain’s most upmarket food store is losing customers to cheaper chains,...

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