Waitrose has announced it will open the first takeaway Gail’s bakery store in the summer, having already opened Gail’s sections in 64 stores.

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The tie-up with Gail’s is part of Waitrose’s wider store investment strategy

The upmarket grocer said the first takeaway bakery will open on June 6, 2024, at Waitrose Canary Wharf. At 280 sq ft, it will be built in “Gail’s unique style”.

The first Gail’s takeaway bakery of its kind, Waitrose said that customers “will be able to shop a range of breads, baked goods and speciality coffee all freshly prepared on site”.

Customers will also be able to shop Gail’s range through click and collect, as well as through home and office delivery services.

The supermarket said the tie-up with Gail’s is part of Waitrose’s “wider strategy to invest in stores through upgrades, refurbishments and new openings”.

Waitrose customer director Nathan Ansell said: “Building on our successful partnership with the launch of a new and innovative Gail’s bakery is hugely exciting. Synonymous with quality, expertise, and taste, Gail’s very much reflects our own core values, and we know how much our food-loving customers enjoy their products.”

Gail’s managing director Marta Pogroszewska said: “We are delighted to be opening one of our neighbourhood bakeries within the Canary Wharf Waitrose. We look forward to further strengthening our partnership with Waitrose and welcoming the community to our latest craft bakery.”