Supermarket Waitrose has announced plans to slash emissions and energy costs across its stores by ditching gas boilers and instead installing heat pump technology as it looks to accelerate its transition towards net zero emissions 

Waitrose, which is part of the John Lewis Partnership, has a portfolio of more than 332 shops in the UK, including 65 ‘Little Waitrose’ convenience shops. It announced this week that it is looking to replace the gas boilers which currently heat all its stores with lareg scale electric heat pumps, which work by extracting heat from the air outside and require less energy to run.

The retailer said it was looking to complete the wide-ranging programme by 2035, adding that it has already successfully installed five heat pumps in its stores and is planning on installing a further 10 next year.

In addition to saving costs across its estate, the retailer said the

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