*The majority of Waitrose lamb is also British sourced, with all Waitrose fresh and frozen lamb to be 100% British sourced by next summer.
**For instance, where products have been reduced across our food service counters, we have ensured that those most vulnerable suppliers that rely on our business have their products included in other areas of our shops (for example, in pre-pack and on shelf).
***Waitrose’s decision to take on this additional stock has already helped support suppliers and reduce wastage, with Easter weekend sales this year generating a 102% year on year increase. It is also helping to encourage more customers to get into their gardens, with gardening widely celebrated by the RHS as a great way to support mental and physical well being.
****Waitrose has also been a long supporter of Farming Community Network, having sponsored a series of mental health talks in agriculture in 2019.
About the John Lewis Partnership
The John Lewis Partnership owns and operates two of Britain's best-loved retail brands - John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners. Started as a radical idea nearly a century ago, the Partnership is the largest employee-owned business in the UK and amongst the largest in the world, with over 80,000 employees who are all Partners in the business. For all intents and purposes, the Partnership is a social enterprise; the profits made are reinvested into the business - for customers and Partners. John Lewis & Partners operates 50 shops across the UK (36 department stores, 12 John Lewis at home and shops at St Pancras International and Heathrow Terminal 2) as well as johnlewis.com. Waitrose & Partners has 338 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 61 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. Waitrose & Partners exports products to more than 50 countries worldwide and has nine shops which operate under licence in the Middle East. The retailer's omnichannel business includes the online grocery service, Waitrose.com, as well as specialist online shops including waitrosecellar.com for wine and waitroseflorist.com for plants and flowers.