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
Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the food system.
E2F will develop a sustainable source of protein & lipid from omega-3 rich microalgae cultivated using clean power sources (Geothermal/Hydro) & natural CO₂.
Iodine (I) deficiency is the greatest single cause of preventable brain damage, resulting in impaired intellectual ability and reduced school/work performance globally.
This project will develop an analytical service to authenticate organic milk and enhance transparency throughout the dairy supply chain. This responds to an increasing consumer demand for strong commitment of the food industry to robust authentication of organic food across the EU.
We aim to design innovation led packaging for red meat, fish & poultry made from material derived from agrifood waste. The issue of waste plastic in the food industry has led to strong consumer demand for producers & retailers to remove single use & reduce hard-to-dispose plastic.
Improving trust on fish chain: Rapid and portable monitoring tools for a better control of whitefish
Fish is a healthy nutritional food. The increasing global market demand coupled with fish-food scandals, has generated a high level of safety concerns around fish consumption.