May 27, 2016 7:00 AM ET

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Company Overview of Waitrose Limited

Company Overview

Waitrose Limited, a food retailer, operates a chain of supermarkets in England, Scotland, and Wales. It sells groceries, such as bakery products, milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, beers, wine and spirits, soft drinks and water, household products, tea and coffee, health and beauty products, baby and child products, and pet care products; home and garden products, including cooking products and kitchenware, dining products and tableware, household cleaning products, laundry products, candles, newsagents and stamps, office and stationary products, and tights and socks; and flowers and gifts. The company also engages in made-to-order food service catering. It serves cakes, party foods, sandwic...

Doncastle Road

Southern Industrial Area

Bracknell,  RG12 8YA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1904


44 1344 424 680


44 1344 824 978

Key Executives for Waitrose Limited

Managing Director
Finance Director
Head of Buying for Chilled, Prepared and Frozen Foods
Head Buyer of Bakery and Food Service
Head of Buying Systems
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Waitrose Limited Key Developments

Waitrose Launches New Brand, Waitrose 1

Waitrose has announced the launch of its new brand Waitrose 1. Available in branches and online from April, Waitrose 1 will offer customers the best of Waitrose with one simple yet distinctive brand for its premium food. Reinforcing the retailer's focus on great quality food, Waitrose 1 will initially launch with over 500 products which will increase to over 800 products with seasonal additions throughout the year. While many popular dishes and products will remain, Waitrose will also be adding hundreds of new and improved lines, such as Tanzanian Chocolate Ice cream with Blood Orange Sorbet and Sloe Gin Cured Ham with Blackberry & Damson Glaze.

Waitrose To Open Cashless Store

Waitrose to open on a workplace campus in almost 20 years and at 1,400 sq ft will become the second smallest store in the retailer's estate. The little Waitrose branded shop will be located inside Sky's new office building - Sky Central - which will be home to more than 3,500 staff when work is completed in the summer. Sky employees will only be able to pay by card or their mobile devices at one of the five self-service checkouts in the store. The store will be run by Waitrose employees with 20 jobs created. They will all become Partners in the John Lewis Partnership.

Waitrose Appoints Rebecca Hemsley as New Head of Hospitality

Waitrose has appointed Rebecca Hemsley as its new head of hospitality operations. Hemsley joins from Pret a Manger, where she has spent over a decade. She joined the food-to-go specialist as head of human resources before becoming head of coffee and product launches and latterly head of commercial operations. Hemsley will join Waitrose in January, taking over from Jill Dewar who is now head of store format at John Lewis.

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