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Waitrose poaches Asda wine buyer

Published:  04 August, 2011

Waitrose has appointed former Asda wine buyer Katie Mollet to its team ? she will have special responsibility for  Italian, bag-in-box, small bottle and low alcohol wines.

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Hillebrand signs import contract with Waitrose

Published:  28 January, 2011

JF Hillebrand has signed a three-year contract to manage all wine imports for Waitrose.

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All change for Waitrose buying team

Published:  24 June, 2010

Waitrose is shaking up its buying team following the appointment of Pierpaolo Petrassi MW to head of beers, wines, spirits and tobacco.

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Waitrose recruits new drinks chief from Tesco

Published:  20 April, 2010

Pierpaolo Petrassi MW has left Tesco to head up the BWS department at Waitrose.

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Waitrose´s Howard-Sneyd warns of "catastrophic" future

Published:  13 November, 2009

The future of wine retailing in the UK is at a crossroads and if it follows the wrong path it could be "catastrophic" for the industry, warned Waitrose´s Justin Howard-Sneyd speaking at today´s Wine Future 09 in Rioja.

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Waitrose sweeps convenience market

Published:  25 September, 2009

UK supermarket chain Waitrose is poised to move into the convenience market pinned on new deals with Welcome Break and Boots and in a move that could double the number of its grocery stores.

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Waitrose buyers invite customers on trips

Published:  16 September, 2009

Waitrose wine buyers plan to take consumers on organised wine and gourmet tours in an attempt to educate them about their wine range.

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Alcohol helps to boost Waitrose sales

Published:  12 March, 2009

Alcohol sales were one of the few highlights of Waitrose's trading year in 2008.

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Waitrose lists nectar of the "God"

Published:  12 November, 2008

The arrival in the UK of one of Sweden's most famous beers - God Lager, from the Nils Oscar Micro-brewery - is certainly cause for celebration.
Source: God Lager

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Waitrose moves into English fizz production

Published:  23 July, 2008

Harpers.co.uk can exclusively reveal Waitrose plans to be the first UK retailer to plant vines in England and produce its own sparkling wine to hit the shelves in 2014.

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Youngest MW joins Waitrose BWS team

Published:  23 July, 2008

Ken Mackay MW has joined the Waitrose wine buying team.

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Waitrose triumphs at IWSC awards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Supermarket group Waitrose won both the wine buyer and spirits buyer of the year awards at last night's IWSC awards ceremony.

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Waitrose stores see double-digit wine growth

Published:  23 July, 2008

UK: The new store in Marylebone, London, which opened on 1 June 2007, has seen fine wine value sales increase by 65% in the second week and 71% in the store's third week after opening.

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Floods don't dampen Waitrose results

Published:  23 July, 2008

Waitrose has reported a 2.7% rise in sales for the first half despite bad weather in June and July.

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Waitrose to open ethical store

Published:  23 July, 2008

Waitrose is to go head-to-head with American rival Whole Foods Market by launching its first premium supermarket in London.

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Waitrose raises supplier standards

Published:  23 July, 2008

Waitrose is raising standards within its supply chains through a new ethical trading manual.

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Waitrose buyers set for stardom

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine buyers at Waitrose will appear in the retailer's latest TV commercial.

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Stone, Vine & Sun founder takes Waitrose buying job

Published:  23 July, 2008

Andrew Shaw, one of the co-directors of award-winning distance seller Stone, Vine & Sun, is to join the buying team at Waitrose.

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Waitrose backs New World

Published:  23 July, 2008

Waitrose is giving the New World a boost with a New World Wine Showcase to be held in all branches from 4 to 24 September.

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Profile - Mark Williamson, Mr Waitrose

Published:  23 July, 2008

Suggest to Mark Williamson that Waitrose is middle-class, and he quivers. It's so remarkable that it's worth saying again - and he quivers again. The phrase middle-class' is clearly a tricky one: he prefers the description people who appreciate good food and wine, regardless of what car they're driving'.

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