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21 December, 2010

Another Royal Warrant for Waitrose

Waitrose is to be awarded, with effect from 1 January 2011, a Royal Warrant as Grocer and Wine & Spirit Merchants to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Royal Warrants are a mark of recognition to individuals or companies who have supplied goods or services for at least five years and where an excellent service is provided.

Waitrose already holds a Royal Warrant as Grocer and Wine & Spirit Merchants to Her Majesty The Queen. It also held a Royal Warrant as Grocers to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1994-2007.

In 1928 Waitrose was awarded a Royal Warrant by King George V to supply groceries and cleaning materials. The Windsor branch was awarded the warrant because it supplied Queen Mary with her favourite honey soap.

Mark Price, Managing Director of Waitrose, said: “To hold two Royal Warrants is a huge honour and I know how pleased and proud everyone at Waitrose will be when they hear the news of this award by His Royal Highness.”

Notes to Editors:

  • Waitrose - Waitrose, the food shops of the John Lewis Partnership, has 241 shops in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Waitrose combines the convenience of a supermarket with the expertise and service of a specialist shop - dedicated to offering quality food that has been responsibly sourced, combined with high standards of customer service. (www.waitrose.com)

For more information contact:

Gill Smith
Senior PR Manager, Corporate
t:01344 82 5165
f:01344 82 5211
e: gill.smith@waitrose.co.uk
Suzanne Hetherington
Senior Press Officer, Corporate
t:01344 82 4006
f:01344 82 5211
e: suzanne_hetherington@waitrose.co.uk