Little Waitrose John Lewis Partnership food convenience store, city centre Manchester, England UK

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Little Waitrose John Lewis Partnership food convenience store, city centre Manchester, England UK
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Announcing its foray into the convenience sector in July 2008, Waitrose opened its first convenience store in Nottingham in December of that year. In September 2009, it was announced that a large-scale roll-out of the concept was planned, opening up to 300 stores in 5 to 10 years. The new arm will operate in a two-tier environment, with the majority of sites expected to trade from 2,500–3,000 sq ft and some trading from a larger 5,000–7,000 sq ft floor plate. A trial of a 'little Waitrose' fascia on smaller floor plate stores may yet lead to brand differentiation of some or all of the convenience estate. As of 1 February 2012 there were 29 little Waitrose convenience stores
Location: Piccadilly Approach, Manchester, England, UK