Waitrose partners with Mindful Chef to offer first co-branded recipe box

Waitrose have announced a new partnership with Mindful Chef, making us the first supermarket to work with a recipe box service in the UK.  The 12 week trial gives customers the opportunity to try a high quality recipe box service by the UK’s highest rated recipe box company (TrustPilot) and the only UK service which offers one person options and carbon neutral deliveries.  The Waitrose x Mindful Chef box brings delicious, nutritionist-designed recipe boxes to your door – customers can choose between two and five recipes a week, full of…

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Leckford farm innovation will help accelerate Waitrose’s net zero ambitions

The Waitrose farm on the Leckford Estate will be a test bed for farming innovation over the next 15 years and will be critical in helping Waitrose play its part in helping to tackle climate change.  Writing to customers, James Bailey, executive director of Waitrose, explains: We pledged last year that our UK farm-supplier network would be net zero by 2035 and while it is going to be challenging to get there, there’s no doubt in my mind how pivotal this will be in the fight against climate change.  So…

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Waitrose report UK households unaware of the impact their food waste has on the planet

UK adults estimate that almost a third of what they buy ends up in the bin despite three in four making attempts to get more use out of the products that end up in their fridges and cupboards. The top three food items wasted are salad leaves, bread and milk. Other foodstuffs commonly ending up in the bin are bananas, cucumber,strawberries and potatoes (top 20 list below).The study of 2,000 adults commissioned by Waitrose found one in seven (14 per cent) forget to check use-by dates, while nearly one in…

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Waitrose gets to the root of the problem and becomes first supermarket to sign up to historic Organic Potato Pledge

Waitrose gets to the root of the problem and becomes first supermarket to sign up to historic Organic Potato Pledge. The Pledge will ensure that by 2026 all Waitrose fresh organic potatoes are better for biodiversity whilst combating harmful potato diseases In a spud-tacular move, Waitrose will be the first major retailer to sign up to The UK Robust Potato Pledge – which will see us move away from the use of copper-based fungicides on our organic fresh potatoes in order to combat late blight Phytophthora.  We will achieve this through…

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Shell to install hundreds of electrical vehicle charging points at Waitrose stores by 2025 as part of expanded partnership

Waitrose and Shell have set out ambitious plans to grow their partnership, installing hundreds of electric vehicle charging points in the supermarket’s car parks and more than doubling the number of Shell forecourt shops where Waitrose food is available. The companies have announced that they are targeting the installation of 800 Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points in up to 100 Waitrose locations across the UK by 2025. Each site is expected to have six 22kW and two 50kW rapid charging points so customers can charge their vehicles while they…

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