Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners outline measures to support NHS workers

From Monday 23 March, Waitrose shops will set aside a proportion of hard-to-find and essential products from every delivery that arrives into its supermarkets – exclusively for NHS staff, on production of an NHS card. Whenever available, Partners in shops will reserve core grocery items to help get crucial basics to hard-working NHS workers – who often do not have flexibility over what time of the day they can visit a supermarket. Also from today, NHS staff will be given priority checkout service in the retailer’s shops to ensure they…

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Waitrose & Partners and Vitality team up to provide discount on healthy foods

Waitrose & Partners and health and life insurer Vitality are launching an exclusive, long-term partnership on Monday (3rd February), with discounts of up to 40% on healthy foods. Both VitalityHealth and VitalityLife members* will now be able to access cashback of up to 25% – or up to 40% for members with both life and health insurance – on the supermarket’s Good Health food range in all Waitrose shops and on Waitrose.com.  The amount of cashback available will directly correlate with the level of physical activity a member has done…

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Winners of the Waitrose & Partners Sustainability Awards announced

This month marked the 7th annual Waitrose & Partners Sustainability Awards, which this year saw 100 businesses enter the application process. The Sustainability awards celebrate businesses that work in collaboration with Waitrose across own brand and branded categories. Specifically, it honours those businesses that have found innovative solutions to combat some of the extreme environmental and social challenges of our time, including climate change, plastic pollution, modern slavery and inequality. Tor Harris, Head of CSR at Waitrose & Partners, comments: “We work with some truly remarkable businesses and these awards…

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Fairtrade welcomes the launch of its first coffee from Java, exclusively in Waitrose & Partners

For the first time UK coffee drinkers will be able to enjoy Fairtrade coffee from the Indonesian island of Java, an origin that is ubiquitous with quality, as it launches exclusively in Waitrose & Partners from October 10th. The launch comes following an exciting sustainability project to establish a Fairtrade coffee co-operative in Java, thanks to a partnership with Waitrose & Partners, the Fairtrade Foundation and the Network of Asia and Pacific Producers (NAPP). Over the past three years the organisations have supported a community in the Kayumas to produce high…

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Waitrose helps start the conversation around mental health in farming

Waitrose & Partners is helping open the conversation on mental health in Britain’s agriculture sector by sponsoring a series of talks hosted by the Farming Community Network (FCN). Running from September 30th to October 18th, the “Shift Happens” will aim to promote positive mental health, as well as help members of the farming community manage difficult business and personal issues by being more open with their peers. The talks will focus on the most prominent issues that afflict the mental health of agricultural workers in the UK, which are in…

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