Waitrose is set to launch 68 new stores throughout the UK as part of a significant expansion dubbed “wonderful news.”
In an unprecedented development, WAITROSE plans to increase the number of shops in fuel stations across the UK.
Waitrose has announced that it would expand its cooperation with Shell garages by opening 68 new stores to offer its goods.
This implies that the number of Shell stations selling Waitrose food and drinks will be doubled.
By 2025, the supermarket will have grown from 57 to 125 gas stations.
Sandwiches, crisps, snacks, and ready dinners are available in all Waitrose stores in Shell garages.
In addition to gasoline, the gas stations sell alcohol, flowers, and presents.
This additional extension, according to the store, would give customers wider access to Waitrose products.
The supermarket has also announced that up to 800 Shell electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in 100 of its new stores.
Early next year, the first Waitrose electric vehicle charging station is set to open.
“This is a crucial relationship for Waitrose, and it means we can offer even greater convenience to more of our customers,” said James Bailey, executive director of Waitrose.
“As the UK comes closer to a sustainable transportation network, we’re also excited to deliver our customers 800 new charge sites for electric vehicles, including new quick charging capabilities.”
Bernadette Williamson, the general manager of Shell UK, also had something to say about it.
“This is fantastic news for EV drivers across the UK, as they will be able to charge up conveniently, fast, and consistently at Shell charging stations while shopping at Waitrose.
“We want to make EV charging as simple as possible for our consumers and assist them wherever they choose to charge,” she said.
Shoppers can check the location of their nearest Shell garage that offers Waitrose food on the Waitrose official website.
This decision comes after John Lewis, a sibling firm, stated that the amount of Shell click and collect points will be increased this summer.
It will create 80 extra garages where customers can pick up their purchases. There are 1,000 Shell click-and-collect outlets in John Lewis already.
Waitrose has announced a change to their policy on face masks.
Customers and employees are “recommended” to wear face covers in stores, according to the corporation, but the option is up to “each individual to take.”
As a result, wearing a face mask while shopping at Waitrose is no longer a legal necessity, and consumers can perform their food shopping without one.
“In line,” stated a Waitrose spokesman. Brinkwire Summary News