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November 26, 2015 11:07 AM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

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

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

Waitrose Limited Key Developments

Mark Price Steps Down as Waitrose Managing Director Amid Speculation

Channel 4 's deputy chairman Mark Price has stepped down as Waitrose managing director amid speculation that he will take over from Lord Burns. Known as the 'Chubby Grocer', Price - who officially stands down on 3 April 2016 after a 33-year association with the John Lewis Partnership.

Waitrose to Appoint Loraine Woodhouse as Finance Director on October 5, 2015

Loraine Woodhouse will be stepping down from the Board of John Lewis plc at that time and is to become Finance Director of Waitrose on 5 October 2015.

Waitrose Reports Unaudited Earnings Results for the Fifty Three Weeks to January 31, 2015

Waitrose reported unaudited earnings results for the fifty three weeks to January 31, 2015. For the period, the company reported revenue of £6,135.3 million compared to £5,753.7 million a year ago. Operating profit was £237.4 million compared to £310.1 million a year ago. This is held back by three factors: the impact of trading in a highly competitive and deflationary market; a significantly higher level of investment in the year; and the impact of one-off items, including property impairments and onerous leases.

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