Waitrose teams up with The Social Book Club on new children’s books

Waitrose’s Nutrition and Health team has helped develop six new children’s books about healthy eating for a new online library.  The Social Book Club is a subscription-based service hosting around 200 original stories online which aim to educate children about issues facing them in the modern world, from health and wellbeing to family life. The stories are designed to support teachers and parents in delivering personal, social, health and economic (PHSE) curriculum topics. The six-part series takes primary aged readers on a journey through a supermarket to teach them about…

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Waitrose and John Lewis set to unveil a Christmas Campaign like no other for a year like no other

As the nation prepares to enter one of the most uncertain Christmases of recent times,  John Lewis and Waitrose will aim to harness the spirit and thoughtfulness of the Covid 19 pandemic and create an outpouring of kindness to help Britain’s struggling families.  Motivated by the plight of so many who have found it difficult to provide for their families or are struggling to cope in a year like none other, the retailers are preparing to launch a major campaign next month to provide a lifeline for at least 100,000…

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Waitrose makes canny move with the removal of plastic on all tinned multibuy food

Waitrose will accelerate efforts to stamp out single use plastic by ending the use of multibuy shrinkwrap on millions of own label tinned grocery products. The plastic wrap, which is used to keep three or four cans attached for convenience but can’t always be recycled, will now be removed permanently on all Waitrose tinned food. Waitrose was the first UK retailer to trial the removal of shrinkwrap on tinned multibuys last year. Removing the shrinkwrap on some of the best selling everyday essentials – including baked beans, kidney beans, sweetcorn,…

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Waitrose and John Lewis plan switch to electric deliveries as online business accelerates

Waitrose and John Lewis have announced plans to significantly increase the use of electric vans to help fulfill its ambition of ending the use of fossil fuels across its entire transport fleet by 2030. The John Lewis Partnership will use two designs of vehicle for its Waitrose.com food deliveries and for smaller John Lewis deliveries, saving over 20,000 tonnes of CO2 every year, equivalent to the carbon footprint produced by 2,500 UK households.  The electric vans follow the retailer’s recent announcement that it is building a dedicated biomethane gas filling…

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Waitrose first to reintroduce carrier bag recycling scheme for online deliveries

Waitrose.com customers can now recycle their carrier bags via their delivery driver after the retailer temporarily paused the service during the pandemic. The supermarket’s decision to bring back the scheme has also been reinforced by new OnePoll research from Waitrose, which shows that reducing plastic is still at the forefront of people’s minds and still takes precedence over other areas of sustainability. While 25 per cent of people said Covid-19 made them less concerned about their plastic usage, more than half (54 per cent) said they’d still like supermarkets to…

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