Waitrose boosts presence at Shell petrol station sites
Waitrose will start selling its food and drink products at more than 60 new Shell petrol station locations across the UK in a major expansion.
The supermarket is set to grow its partnership with the oil giant to boost the number of sites selling its stock from 57 to 125 by 2025.
The expansion will bring Waitrose products to an additional 68 garages over the next four years.
The retailer has also confirmed plans to install up to 800 Shell electric vehicle charging points at up to 100 of its shops, with these also due to be in place by 2025.
Waitrose executive director, James Bailey, said: “This is an important partnership for Waitrose and means we can offer even greater convenience to more of our customers.
“We’re also delighted to bring our customers 800 new charging points for electric vehicles, including new rapid charging capabilities, as the UK moves more and more towards a sustainable transport network.”
The news comes as the supermarket’s owner The John Lewis Partnership announced that it is to cut 1,000 in-store jobs as it simplifies store management structures.
The group said the planned restructuring is part of a bid to save £300million per year
after reporting its first full-year loss in March and ditching its annual staff bonus for the first time in 67 years.