Waitrose in Milton Keynes: move to third location
Waitrose has been trading in Milton Keynes since 1979 and Oakgrove became its third location.
Waitrose first opened in the main shopping mall before moving to its more recent location in Midsummer Boulevard in 1988. Plans for relocation to Oakgrove were put in place as the lease for the Midsummer Boulevard branch came to an end. On opening day last week [May 2013] 16 Partners who worked at the original branch and have 444 years service to the Partnership between them, cut the ribbon with the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Catriona Lewis.
All 169 Partners who worked at the Midsummer Boulevard branch transferred to the new store and 65 new Partners joined them.
Taken from Chronicle: Volume 73, 17 May 2013