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Waitrose to End Personalised Loyalty Scheme

Waitrose is to close its personalised ‘Pick Your Own Offers’ loyalty programme at the end of this month, reports The Guardian. The ground-breaking scheme was deemed "too confusing" for shoppers and will be replaced with personalised offers and coupons.
Topics: John Lewis Partnership

Grocers Report Mixed UK Christmas Trading

Leading UK grocers have this week recorded their sales performance over the recent Christmas period. Stronger performances from price focused Morrisons and the German hard discounters contrasted against pressures on M&S and Waitrose. Market leader Tesco put in a steady performance.
Topics: Marks & Spencer Sainsbury's Schwarz Group Morrisons Tesco John Lewis Partnership

Tesco Launches Plant-Based Private Label Range

Tesco has launched ‘Wicked Kitchen’, a range of 20 plant-based dishes, which will be sold in 600 stores from this week. The range was developed by Derek Sarno, former Global Executive Chef for Whole Foods Market, who is now working for Tesco PLC.
Topics: Sainsbury's Tesco John Lewis Partnership

Franprix Sells Waitrose Private Labels

A selection of own-branded goods from the UK upscale supermarket chain Waitrose has landed on the shelves of Groupe Casino's French supermarket banner Franprix. The agreement between the two retailers is to run for one year and could be widened.
Topics: Casino John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis’ Chairman Blames Brexit as Profits Fall

John Lewis’ Chairman Charlie Mayfield has told the BBC that Britain needs a “serious parliamentary debate” on Brexit, as the partnership announced that profits at John Lewis and Waitrose halved during the first half of the year.
Topics: John Lewis Partnership

Photo Report: Waitrose Hosts Its First Summer Festival

Waitrose's hosted its first summer festival last weekend at the retailer's Leckford Estate farm in Hampshire. The event ran over three days and included cookery classes, masterclasses, tastings, discussions and plenty of food. LZ Retailytics paid a visit.
Topics: John Lewis Partnership

Waitrose Hires its First Director of Food Service

Waitrose has announced the appointment of its first ever Director of Food Service, marking its commitment to instore dining and the growing food to go channel. The retailer also revealed plans to divert funds out of new stores into refreshing its entire store estate.
Topics: John Lewis Partnership

Waitrose Trials Online Recipe Boxes

Waitrose has launched a trial service to deliver recipe boxes to customers. Cook Well by Waitrose allows shoppers to order boxes of fresh meal ingredients as single orders or to sign up for a weekly subscription service.
Topics: John Lewis Partnership

John Lewis Faces into Future Challenges

New CEO Paula Nickolds has set out the ways in which John Lewis will modernise and differentiate itself as it faces into the challenge of lower profits, a weaker pound and economic uncertainty following Brexit.
Topics: John Lewis Partnership