September 20, 2017 6:19 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

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 2017.

Waitrose Limited Key Developments

Waitrose Appoints Simon Burdess as Director of Food Service

Waitrose appointed Simon Burdess as director of food service. Simon Burdess, who is vice president of restaurants and bars at the InterContinental Hotels Group, will take up the new role in September. Burdess comes with 20 years of experience in retail, having held commercial roles at Fortnum & Mason and M&S. His appointment comes as Waitrose focuses on its in-store food service options.

Waitrose Plans to Close Six Stores

Waitrose is planning to close six stores and remove a level of management in its supermarkets, putting 600 jobs at risk. The upmarket grocer began consulting with staff at the six stores - in Hertford, Staines, Leek, Huntingdon, Cardiff Queen Street and Palmers Green in north London - ahead of planned closures later this year. The company said it hoped to replace the Palmers Green store with a new outlet in nearby Winchmore Hill. The company is also removing the role of department manager in its 350 stores, affecting 180 jobs.

Waitrose Announces Management Changes

Waitrose announced the retirement of Mark Williamson as commercial director at the end of January 2017. The company also announced that Rupert Thomas, currently marketing director, will move into the commercial director role from February 2017. Mark joined Waitrose in 2004 and has been on its Management Board for 10 years. He will continue as Chair of the Leckford Estate.

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