Waitrose – wheat and chaff


As a special pre-Christmas bonus, Andy Howard MW completes his survey of the UK multiple retailers with this profile of the current offerings of one of the most admired. See his earlier reviews of Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Lidl, Sainsbury's, Morrisons and the Co-op

On the surface Waitrose appears to be continuing to perform well in a very challenging trading environment. Although the most recent weekly sales figures (to 4 November) showed a decrease of 0.6% compared with last year, over the first 14 weeks sales are up by 1.5%. Not bad for a...