Waitrose & Partners is a food retailer and is part of the John Lewis Partnership, the UK’s largest example of an employee-owned business. Waitrose & Partners has more than 340 shops in the UK and exports own-label and branded goods to more than 50 countries worldwide. We champion local producers and sell over 1,400 locally and regionally sourced products from 375 suppliers.
Competences & Capabilities
Waitrose & Partners has expertise in food retail with complex, integrated and short supply chains, customer relations, product development, food safety and provenance and the science base developed over more than 100 years of innovation in food and food retail.
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
The programme is based on a combination of essential entrepreneurial skills, which will help you to become an effective innovator, and key technical skills that are tailored to your career ambition in the sector
E2F will develop a sustainable source of protein & lipid from omega-3 rich microalgae cultivated using clean power sources (Geothermal/Hydro) & natural CO₂
Iodised salt and milk are the main sources of I in human diets
The project will evolve existing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology to foster the development of a testing service that distinguishes organic from conventional milk, at all supply chain levels (farm, preproduction, retail), thus enhancing credibility of the dairy supply chain and consumer trust on the final product
Suitable materials for meat, fish & poultry have constraints such as the need for an oxygen barrier & stability at higher temperatures, so wide-scale use of alternatives has so far been low
Improving trust on fish chain: Rapid and portable monitoring tools for a better control of whitefish
This project provides three rapid, hand-held tools for enhancing the trust in fish products
Food Fortress for raw materials and ingredients in Europe – Gaining Consumer trust through transparency
This project aims at gaining consumer trust through improving the transparency of the supply chain using rapid-reactive and proactive risk management using a combination of technologies such as predictive analytics and multi-analytical tests