Waitrose opens first convenience storeWaitrose's first convenience store opens tomorrow

10 December 2008


Waitrose is the best-performing retailer in our survey

Waitrose is opening its first convenience store in Trinity Square, Nottingham, tomorrow. 

The top chain in the Which? high street shops survey opens the door to the 5,800sq ft shop at 9am on Thursday, 11 December.

Opening hours will be 7.30am to 9pm on weekdays and Saturdays, and 11am to 5pm on Sundays.

A mini Waitrose

Waitrose recently confirmed that it is trialling its next convenience store in Bristol, due to open in spring next year. Two more are planned for around the same time, but Waitrose could not confirm the locations.

Waitrose told Which? that the new shop format will be unlike traditional convenience stores and more like a 'mini-Waitrose’.

The Nottingham shop will offer fish and meat counters - uncommon in most convenience stores - freshly baked bread on-site, and a ‘Time of Day’ concept, where shoppers can pick up breakfast, lunch or dinner to take away.

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