…And black plastic will not be used for Waitrose meat, fish, fruit and veg by end of this year. Waitrose has pledged to not sell any own label food in black plastic beyond 2019 – this is the earliest date a supermarket has committed to removing black plastic from its shelves. Reducing the use of […]
The supermarket Waitrose will remove black plastic trays from meat, fish and fruit and veg ranges by end of year. The retailer has today announced that it will stop selling packs of disposable straws from September 2018. This builds on its track-record for being the first supermarket to stop selling items containing microbeads from September […]
Paul Walker is to become responsible for all fresh buying at Waitrose. Paul, who has been with Waitrose for 30 years, starts the role on Monday 9 October. The position reports to Rupert Thomas, the supermarket’s Commercial Director.
Waitrose has today announced it will be extending its commitment to Fairtrade produce by making 100% of its own-label tea Fairtrade certified by October 2017. This will mean all 46 Waitrose tea products will be Fairtrade, which clearly symbolises to customers that the tea farmers are benefiting from good working conditions, a fair deal and […]
Ahead of British Flowers Week, early sunflowers are harvested for Waitrose, by a father and sons team in the Lincolnshire Fens, near Spalding. Henry and Charles Robinson are the sixth generation of flower growers, working on their 147 year old family farm, with their father Richard. The Robinson’s farm has 420 acres of sunflower fields, […]
As Waitrose extends its successful FareShare trial to 25 branches in total this month, it has today announced it will make funds and Partner (employee) volunteers available to local groups using the IT platform to collect surplus food from the retailer. In a supermarket first, as part of the tie up, groups which collect surplus […]
Waitrose is continuing its investment in the English and Welsh wine industry. In response to customer demand, the supermarket has planted 50% more vines at its own vineyard on the Leckford Estate in Hampshire. The new vines will extend the production of the Leckford Estate Brut, which is made with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot […]
Scientists and Waitrose suppliers are coming together to share best practice to help create a sustainable global supply chain in fruit and veg. They are meeting as part of the Waitrose Farm Assessment initiative, a series of training courses which started in 2011 to help suppliers improve their practice, and to quantify the impact of […]
It’s official: Vale of Evesham asparagus awarded PGI status Today (Friday 21st April), Waitrose announces the launch of British, Vale of Evesham asparagus, which was awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status earlier this year.
Waitrose has made a commitment to growing British salad leaves all year round, as part of their ongoing support for UK farming. The new and innovative growing system is a UK first and has been in development since 2014.