Sainsbury's news

01 June 2020
On his first day as CEO, Simon Roberts has announced two key appointments to Sainsbury's operating board, designed to make the retailer more customer centric. Clo Moriarty promoted to Retail and Digital Director Having driven the rapid development of Sainsbury's group digital strategy over the last few years, Clo Moriarty will now take on additional responsibility for Sainsbury’s and Argos st...
15 May 2020
Sainsbury’s is expanding Chop Chop, its fast grocery delivery service by bike, to 50 stores across 20 cities. Expansion beyond London Sainsbury's is rolling out its rapid bike delivery service for the first time outside the boundaries of the capital.  Chop Chop has been launched this week in Brighton and Bristol, with Manchester, Reading and Richmond, Morden, Charlton and Harringay in Great...
13 May 2020
In an excusive interview with IGD, Sainsbury's Commercial Director Paul Mills-Hicks discusses how shopper behaviour has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis and the outlook for the rest of 2020.  Below we highlight some of his key points. Preparing for post lockdown Mills-Hicks' “biggest worry” is whether customers will be as relaxed and accommodating if many lines are still not b...
03 May 2020
In this regularly updated article, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Market update: Grocery sales growth slows to 5.5% in April:  New data from Kantar  reveals a slowdown in grocery market growth from 20.6% in March to 5.5% over the four weeks to April 19th as consumers settle into life under lockdown. Multiples update: Sain...
30 April 2020
Sainsbury's has announced that profits could be hit by £500m in the year ahead as it takes on costs from the COVID-19 crisis. However the group's ability to weather the storm is strengthened by encouraging full year results for 2019, including seen steady improvements in grocery sales since last year's strategy update.   COVID-19 impact update Sainsbury's base case modelling assumes loc...
20 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update Morrisons offers 10% discount to NHS staff: From Thursday, NHS staff will be entitled to a 10% discount when shopping at the retailer's stores. The scheme will last until July 12th when it will be reviewed. This latest initiative follows on from Morrisons...
14 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update: Tesco releases annual results and updates on COVID-19: More normal shopping behaviour has resumed after a surge in demand for certain items in the first few weeks of the crisis caused sales uplifts of c.30%. Grocery home shopping capacity has been in...
06 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Market update: GB grocery market sees fastest growth on record. Market growth for the 12 weeks to 22 March was +7.6%, the fastest rate in over a decade, according to Kantar. The rapid growth was driven by a 20.6% surge in sales over the last four weeks. . More details ...
01 April 2020
Market growth for the 12 weeks to 22 nd March was +7.6%, the fastest rate in over a decade, according to Kantar. The rapid growth was driven by a 20.6% surge in sales over the last four weeks – equivalent to an extra £10.8bn of spending - as shoppers stocked up on groceries and switched back to retail from out-of-home consumption in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Huge increa...
26 March 2020
As the UK approaches the end of its first week under near lockdown, we look at how the grocery sector is adapting to new operating conditions. Improving safety for customers and colleagues Retailers have moved at pace to design and install safeguarding screens to protect customers and colleagues. To reduce the risk of transmission, some retailers are limiting the numbers of customers in-sto...