Click to shop: Technology and social media are increasingly influencing shopping patterns, said Waitrose

Top seven food and drink trends for 2014: Waitrose

By Michael Stones

The influence of technology and social media on the nation’s diet is the top of seven key food and drink trends, identified by posh retailer Waitrose this year, based on millions of purchases in shops and online.

Overheard at Waitrose: “Daddy, does Lego have a silent T, like merlot?”

Overheard at Waitrose Facebook page goes viral

By Michael Stones

A new Facebook page – Overheard in Waitrose – allegedly reporting conversations overheard in the posh retailer has gone viral with more than 175,0000 ‘likes’ in its first four days.

Bolland must take M&S online to compete with Waitrose

Bolland must take M&S online to compete with Waitrose

By Elaine Watson

If Marks & Spencer wants to compete with Waitrose in the long-term it should embark on a radical restructure of its property portfolio, develop a full-range convenience offer at its high street stores and make a serious move into online food shopping,...


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