Did Waitrose help during the Covid-19 pandemic?


  1. Waitrose launched a protected shopping period for the elderly and vulnerable at every store which will take place during the first opening hour (Retail Gazette)
  2. The retail group has also launched a £1 million community support fund to create additional delivery services, as well as delivering essential items to care homes and community groups and donating products to vulnerable people (Retail Gazette)
  3. It also enlisted the help of 2100 John Lewis staff to work in Waitrose stores and Waitrose cafes and rotisseries have temporarily closed to free up extra hours for staff to keep shelves stocked with food and essential items (Retail Gazette)
  4. The partnership is also setting up a support fund to aid colleagues who are facing additional costs as a result of the pandemic – such as childcare costs. Staff will also be offered free meals at work during the crisis (Retail Gazette)
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