Waitrose & Partners news

18 August 2022
Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose have invested US$ 11 million in the Responsible Commodities Facility (RCF), a new system of financial incentives for farmers in Brazil who commit to deforestation- and conversion-free (DCF) soy cultivation. Conserving around 11,000 hectares of native vegetation The RCF will provide finance to 36 farms in the Cerrado region of Brazil, producing 75,000 tonnes o...
08 March 2022
Waitrose and Müller are trialing a replacement of coloured milk bottle caps with colourless ones as a way to reduce plastic waste. Reducing Waitrose’s reliance on virgin plastics and increasing the availability of recycled high-density polyethylene (rHDPE) Coloured caps currently can’t be recycled into food-grade packaging, whereas the material in colourless caps holds higher retention...
02 November 2021
Waitrose is set to trial new wireless charging technology on its electric delivery vans in London. Delivering groceries from St Katharine Docks store Waitrose will be delivering customer grocery orders from St Katharine Docks using a fleet of electric vans that can be wirelessly charged. The trial is due to start in the new year. The vans will be fitted with a wireless slim charging pad ...
22 July 2021
Oil and gas company Shell is set to install up to 800 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at Waitrose stores by 2025. Set to be installed in as many as 100 Waitrose shops According to Waitrose, the partnership between Shell and the retailer will see the number of Shell forecourt shops which sell Waitrose food and drink increase from 57 to 125 by 2025. In addition, John Lewis Click & Colle...
04 March 2021
Waitrose has opened a new customer fulfilment centre (CFC) in Greenford, West London, amid the surging demand for online grocery shopping. Fully operational later this year Once fully operational, the CFC is set to deliver 25,000 Waitrose.com orders each week, helping it offer five times more online slots each week in London than before the pandemic. The facility is set to be Waitrose’s...
01 December 2020
Waitrose and Deliveroo have announced the expansion of their delivery trial to 40 stores. At the same time, they have launched  a new Christmas campaign, ‘Donate a Plate’, on the Global Day of Giving. Expanding from 25 to 40 stores in total Waitrose’s trial with Deliveroo has been expanded given the rising customer demand, and will be available from 40 shops in the next week. More than 650 ...
16 October 2020
Waitrose is extending its on-demand grocery trial with Deliveroo to 25 new locations across the UK. Winchester, Hereford, Brighton, Glasgow and Solihull The original 12-week trial , which has started in early September, will be expanded later this month to 25 new areas, including Winchester, Hereford, Brighton, Glasgow and Solihull, which means that the service will be available to 3.1 mil...
21 September 2020
Waitrose announced that it is permanently removing plastic wrapping on all its multi-buy tins, following a successful trial to ditch shrink wraps. 45 tonnes of plastic waste a year According to Waitrose, the move is due to save 45 tonnes of plastic waste each year. Customers are now able to either purchase loose or a cardboard sleeve of baked beans, kidney beans, sweetcorn, chopped tomat...
01 September 2020
Waitrose is teaming up with Deliveroo to provide customers in select locations with a super fast home delivery service, as its partnership with Ocado ends. 12-week trial Waitrose will run the trial for 12 weeks, and will be available to customers based in Bracknell and Clifton from 1 st September, while customers based in Cambridge and Notting Hill are set to benefit from the trial startin...
30 July 2020
Waitrose and John Lewis announced plans to introduce electric vans in their delivery fleet next year. The initiative forms part of its plan to end the use of fossil fuels for its entire fleet by 2030. Saving 20,000 tonnes of CO2 each year The new electric vans are due to come in two designs: a larger model for online Waitrose food deliveries and a smaller version for John Lewis deliveries. ...