Number of Waitrose stores in the United Kingdom (UK) 2009-2020

British supermarket retailer Waitrose owns 338 supermarkets across the United Kingdom as of 2020. Part of the John Lewis Partnership, Waitrose is equally invested in its store and online sales, and currently accounts for a large share of the company’s annual revenue and gross sales.

Waitrose customers and competition

In the UK, Waitrose is perceived to cater to a high-income clientele and holds a relatively small share in the UK grocery market. In a supermarket landscape where the market giants, including discount retailers, trade in an overwhelmingly higher number of locations, Waitrose ranks far behind in the competition.

Online grocery retail

Since 2000, Waitrose has been in a partnership with Ocado, the world’s largest online grocery retailer. Earlier this year, Marks and Spencer also struck a grocery delivery deal with Ocado, coinciding with the expiry of Ocado’s contract with Waitrose in 2020. This has raised questions as to the future of Waitrose’s online grocery business with or without Ocado.

Number of Waitrose stores in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2009 to 2020*

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Release date

March 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 2009 to January 2020*

Supplementary notes

* Data as of each financial year ending in January.
Figures prior to 2019 taken from previous annual reports.

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