Established readers may well know of my long standing affection for the supermarket, Waitrose. Well, tonight was payback time. Late opening by invitation only, handed a glass of cava as I came in, I could not help but contemplate as I grazed my way through tastings of sushi, cheese, ham, mince pies.... this HAS to be the way to shop.
There is a strong London connection too - Waitrose traces its origin back to a small grocery shop opened in Acton, West London in 1904 by a Mr Waite, a Mr Rose and a Mr Taylor. For those that don't know, the business is owned by the staff, not shareholders. Nice article here