Sainsbury's news

02 December 2021
Sainsbury’s has just opened its first checkout free store, powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, the first non-US retailer to be so. The store The trial store is at Holborn Circus store opposite Sainsbury’s head office. Closed during the pandemic due to low central London footfall, it has now reopened as the first store to host ‘Smart Shop Pick & Go’ The technology To use the ...
29 November 2021
Sainsbury’s has opened its first checkout free store using Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, following testing by the retailer’s employees. Located opposite its Holborn HQ, the introduction of “SmartShop Pick & Go” is the latest in a string of digital initiatives from the UK’s second largest grocer. These include the development of SmartShop, personalised My Nectar Prices and the expansion of Ch...
23 November 2021
Sainsbury’s has rolled out a Caffe Carluccio’s coffee-to-go solution to a number of stores. The trial builds on the existing relationship between Sainsbury’s and Boparan Restaurant Group , owners of the Carluccio’s brand.  The partnership has already seen Sainsbury’s open Caffe Carluccio’s cafés in the St Albans and Selly Oak stores, a Carluccio’s deli counter in the Leamington Spa store, and T...
18 November 2021
Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are the latest UK retailers to launch their Christmas adverts. These highlight the joys of celebrating Christmas with family and friends, which was a challenge in 2020. Tesco Tesco has taken a fun approach with its Christmas advert, spotlighting a woman with a ‘Nothing’s Stopping Us’ attitude this Christmas. It offers a humorous perspective to the ch...
17 November 2021
Sainsbury’s is set to open its own checkout free trial store using Amazon technology. The store will be located opposite Sainsbury’s HQ, apparently in the same unit where Sainsbury’s previously operated a checkout free store trial in 2019. Over three months customers could use the Smart ShopScan, Pay & Go app to make purchases using only their smartphone, however the trial was ended after six ...
10 November 2021
Morrisons and Sainsburys have announced they will cut their net zero target by five years to 2035. Meanwhile, Co-op has rebranded six stores to reflect the importance of climate change and the purpose of the COP26 event and, finally, Tesco is planning to halve the environmental impact of the average UK basket size. Morrisons sets new goal for its net zero target… Morrisons is planning to be n...
09 November 2021
The GB market declined 1.9% in the 12 weeks to 1 November, versus 2020’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. Grocery spend remains significantly higher than in 2019, at +7.3%. We look at these results in more detail, including Tesco’s positive performance and the discounters’ market share gains. Large trips continue, as online sales stabilise Purchasing habits seem ...
04 November 2021
Sainsbury’s has delivered a strong first half results and given fresh guidance about how it is delivering against its food first strategy. Results summary for 28 weeks to 18 September 2021 H1 grocery sales +0.8% on 2020, +9.1% on 2019, with Sainsbury’s increased focus on value, innovation and service delivering grocery volume market share switching from Big Four competitors. Sustained el...
28 October 2021
Sainsbury’s CEO spotlights how the retailer is helping shoppers prepare for Christmas In a letter to its shoppers, Sainsbury’s chief executive, Simon Roberts has highlighted how the retailer is aiming to help them prepare for Christmas. The letter and our own ShopperVista research underline the expectations that shoppers will start planning for the festivities earlier in 2021 than previous...
18 October 2021
In its first Nectar Deep Dive Event, Sainsbury’s has shared new insights around operates how Nectar is increasingly shifting from being a reward scheme for loyal shoppers to a personalised reward scheme that incentivises purchases while also providing valuable data for suppliers. Nectar in a nutshell There are two elements to Nectar – the Nectar B2C loyalty scheme and Nectar 360 which pr...