WAITROSE is putting aside 'exclusive bays' in selected stores to sell Hotel Chocolat products.

The supermarket, with a branch at Gretna Green, will be selling a range of the chocolatier's products including The Velvetiser drinking chocolate machine.

Hotel Chocolat CEO Angus Thirlwell said: “We’re thrilled to be a part of this dynamic collaboration – a dedicated Hotel Chocolat branded space embedded within Waitrose, uniting two of the UK’s most loved brands. Our relationship has grown tremendously over the past ten years and we have built a terrific rapport.”