Waitrose has snapped up meal-kit delivery service Dishpatch in a deal the upmarket grocer says aligns with its ambitions to be the “home for food lovers”.

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Waitrose has bought meal-kit service Dishpatch

Founded in 2020, Dishpatch aims to “replicate the restaurant experience without leaving the house”, featuring recipes designed by chefs like Angela Hartnett, Michel Roux Jr, Rick Stein, Sabrina Ghayour and others.

Compared to other meal-kit delivery providers, Dishpatch meals come pre-prepared and require “only a few simple steps to finish and serve”.

Waitrose said the acquisition “aligns with our ambition to be the trusted home for food lovers”.

Executive director for Waitrose James Bailey said: “Waitrose sees significant opportunities for Dishpatch, which works with some of Britain’s most respected chefs and restaurants.

“We have shared values in serving our customers the best-quality food and we’re looking forward to working together.

“While our immediate focus will be helping Dishpatch grow its core meal-kit business, we are also looking forward to working with the team to bring further new and exciting food experiences to Waitrose customers.”