Waitrose Dunstable opened on 10th May 1966.
The first branch in a precinct and the seventeenth Partnership supermarket, Waitrose Dunstable was managed by Mr P D Willetts.
The new branch had ninety-five Partners, most joining locally but with a few transferring from other branches.
The delicatessen section proved popular. Also doing well was the fruit and veg section. ‘Dunstable evidently has a liking for ugli fruit, capsicums, aubergines and avocado pears’.
The branch closed on 15th September 1984. Many of the c. 60 Partners looked forward to positions at Waitrose Harpenden which was due to open at the beginning of October. “We’re trading with fully stocked shelves right until the last minute”, said deputy manager Mr David Godfrey.