With over 180 stores and a turnover of more than £3.3 billion, Waitrose is certainly a successful food retailer. Our difference lies in the fact that we combine the innovation and convenience of a modern supermarket with produce of the highest quality and the well-informed service normally found in a specialist store.
You see, we don't just sell food, We're passionate about it.
Yet these are not the only factors that set us apart. For a start, our culture is uniquely democratic. Join us, and you'll have a real say in how the business is run. And because we don't have shareholders, we divide every penny of profits we make among our staff - which means you can share in the wealth you help create, That's why we don't call our people 'staff', but 'Partners'.
This spirit of co-operation extends to everyone we deal with.
We believe in building strong relationship with farmers, growers and suppliers based on mutual trust and respect (we co-sponsor the Small Producers Awards, too). And we do this on a global scale by following the procedures of responsible sourcing and fair trade throughout the world.