Waitrose's first store opened in 1904 in west London, and it was bought by the John Lewis Partnership in 1937.
Waitrose has more than 300 branches in the UK today. But are they any good?
In the annual Which? supermarkets survey, more than 4,300 Waitrose customers rated the retailer on everything from queuing time to the quality of its food and value for money. This enabled us to work out star ratings for different factors as well as an overall customer score.
As well as accessing the supermarket scores, logging in or joining Which? will enable you to see how Waitrose fared when we reviewed items from champagne and cheese to washing-up liquid and dishwasher tablets.
It’s a time of change at Waitrose. Its managing director has stepped down as part of a radical restructure that will see it run as one business with John Lewis, with both brands adding '& Partners' to their names to emphasise the message to their customers.
Waitrose announced the closure of seven stores last summer and its deal to sell products through Ocado will end in autumn 2020.
In April 2019, we investigated how much supermarket plastic packaging is recyclable - you can see how Waitrose compared to other supermarkets in supermarket plastic packaging.