The value added by collaborative working between researchers and the supply chain has been highlighted across many areas of the website.
The Waitrose Supply Chain benefits from collaboration with prominent researchers in their respective fields both in the UK and beyond. Some of this research has already been highly influential in changing agricultural practice for the better, while other collaborating groups work in areas which may be more effectively described in non-food terms, e.g. ecology or engineering. In these and other areas we are profiting from the innovative exploitation of new thinking and technologies previously unavailable to the food supply chain.
New research collaborators are always welcome!
University of Cambridge
Cambridge University has a Strategic Research Initiative on Global Food Security.
University of East Anglia
For 50 years, UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences has been at the forefront of crucial environmental research that will shape the future of our world.
Lancaster University houses a community of world-class environmental researchers, students, government scientists and businesses working to address today’s biggest environmental challenges.
The National Institute of Agricultural Botany is a pioneering plant science organisation based at the heart of the Cambridge science, technology and university communities and a thriving UK agricultural industry.
University of Reading
The University of Reading undertakes research focussing on real-world issues affecting society both in the present and in the future.
Rothamsted Research work with Waitrose and the Waitrose Agronomy group to explore ways of increasing crop yields by improving levels of organic matter in the soil.
University of Sussex
The Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects moved from the University of Sheffield to the University of Sussex in February 2008, when Professor Francis Ratnieks was hired as Professor of Apiculture in the School of Life Sciences.
University of Warwick
The University of Warwick provides world-class science expertise and specialist facilities for research on fresh produce.
University of Worcester
The University of Worcester is the fastest growing University in the UK, with student applications rising seven times faster than the national average.
For 50 years, Cranfield has been contributing to enhancing natural capital and ensuring that global food systems are more resilient for the future. We are recognised worldwide by industry, government and academe for our research and teaching in plants, soil, water and air.
East Malling Research
East Malling Research is a major organisation in the UK for research on horticultural crops and plants and their interactions with the environment. EMR research on perennial fruit crops is known internationally.