Ealing Stories: Waitrose

Exploring Ealing's Rich History: The Origins of Waitrose & Partners

Ealing Stories: Waitrose

This morning, we delve into a unique Ealing story - one that traces the humble beginnings of a renowned grocery empire.

🛒 Did you know? Waitrose & Partners, the iconic British store, has its roots right here in the Borough of Ealing!

Back in 1904, Wallace Wyndham Waite, Arthur Rose, and David Taylor embarked on a bold venture by opening their first shop in Acton. Their vision? To offer "a large and varied selection" of the finest quality goods to their customers. Despite initial scepticism, their enterprising spirit and commitment to excellence led to remarkable success. By 1908, Waitrose Ltd. was officially established.

Today, Waitrose & Partners continues to honour the principles set forth by its founders over a century ago. With a legacy built on quality, variety, and customer satisfaction, Waitrose remains a cornerstone of British retail.

So, next time you stroll through the aisles of Waitrose, remember the remarkable journey that began right here in Ealing. Ladida indeed! 🎩🛒