Sainsbury's news

03 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 h...
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...
25 March 2020
Sainsbury's has unveiled a package of measures to help suppliers manage production volumes and cash flow. Support for suppliers The retailer has pledged to work collaboratively with suppliers to increase production volumes so that they can meet the current surge in demand. Support will also be available to suppliers who find themselves in distress as a result of the current uncertainty. ...
23 March 2020
In response to customer feedback, Sainsbury's has made changes to shopping arrangements to better fit the needs of distinct priority customer groups during the COVID-19 pandemic. In-store shopping hours amended NHS and social care workers will now be able to shop before other customers, from 0730 to 0800 every day from Monday to Saturday Elderly shoppers, disabled customers and their ...
19 March 2020
UK retailers are taking immediate action to address the challenges created by the COVID-19 outbreak. In this article we round up the latest initiatives from the sector. Prioritising vulnerable customers in-stores Sainsbury's has set aside the first hour of trading in every supermarket for elderly and vulnerable customers. For all other customers, its supermarkets will open one hour later th...
25 February 2020
Leading grocers have become the latest retailers to rent out parking spaces to non-customers at their car parks. Tesco and Morrisons join Sainsbury's and Co-op Spaces at all Morrisons and Tesco stores with large enough car parks will join the YourParkingSpace platform, according to press reports. Bays at 446 Morrisons sites and 98 Tesco stores can now be reserved and paid for using the app ...
12 February 2020
Sainsbury's has begun offering discounted prices for Nectar card holders for the first time across a selection of products in-store and online. The move should help Sainsbury's reach out to price sensitive shoppers and also boost engagement with its recently relaunched loyalty scheme. Lower prices for limited time period The discounts will run from February 12th until March 3rd across a sel...
12 February 2020
Sainsbury's has just reopened its Mansion House Local store in the City of London after a major refurbishment to create its first ‘On the Go' convenience store format that combines freshly made and prepared in-store food and drink with convenient ways to shop with Sainsbury’s and Argos. Using data and analytics Sainsbury’s has designed the 2,200 sq ft Local to match the needs of busy city work...
11 February 2020
Sainsbury's has brought together its Nectar loyalty programme and insights agency i2C, according to reports in Marketing Week. The move paves the way for more personalised rewards for shoppers, as well as more insights for brands. Benefits for brands and customers The new agency promises to bring benefits for both Nectar's customers and brands. 19 million Nectar customers will benefit from ...