Waitrose opens first branch of 2016

Grocery chain Waitrose has opened the doors to a new store in the Buckinghamshire market town of High Wycombe.

Forming part of the Handy Cross redevelopment, the branch has resulted in 100 jobs.

The supermarket will provide the latest Waitrose offer, including meat, fish and deli counters, a bakery, an extensive wine department and the John Lewis ‘click and collect’ service.

It is also one of the supermarket’s first stores to include a sushi counter. The new concept was launched by Waitrose in November 2015 in co-operation with sushi bar and counter operator Sushi Daily.

The counter will be manned by a skilled sushi chef who will prepare fresh products in front of customers throughout the day. A dedicated phone line will also be available for those looking to make larger orders, catering for meetings and parties.

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