Sainsbury's news

29 November 2018
Sainsbury's has begun rolling out new signage to make it easier for shoppers to donate products that are most useful to Food Banks. Trial triples donations The new shelf edge labels will highlight priority products for donation to the food banks that Sainsbury's already supports. The launch follows a trial in Sainsbury's Exeter store in which the introduction on-shelf labels resulted in a t...
29 November 2018
Sainsbury's is stepping up its focus on healthy living with the introduction of new hubs at selected supermarkets. Targeting the wellness opportunity The hubs will bring together Sainsbury's entire wellness and sports nutrition ranges in-store for the first time and help position the retailer as an alternative to specialist heath food shops such as Holland & Barrett and Planet Organic. With...
22 November 2018
Sainsbury's has just opened a new style superstore in Birmingham. The most significant store opening since Nine Elms two years ago, Selly Oak is the most ambitious iteration yet of its Destination Sainsbury's thinking, introducing a host of new ideas to attract customers. We visited the store on opening day and share our first impressions. A full store visit report will follow for Retail Ana...
14 November 2018
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has published the case presented to it by Sainsbury's and Asda in support of their planned merger. In their evidence, the two retailers rebut suggestions that the merger could reduce competition and be against shoppers' interests by highlighting the strength of competition within the sector and arguing that the merger could enhance this. Here we summaris...
13 November 2018
Growth in the British grocery market has slowed significantly as both inflation and volume growth slipped, according to the latest market update from Kantar Worldpanel. Inflation and volumes slip In the 12 weeks to 4 November 2018, the market grew by 2.6%, down from 3.2% in the 12 weeks to October 7th. Inflation also eased from +2.0% to +1.8% between the two periods, suggesting that volume ...
08 November 2018
Sainsbury's has reported increased sales and stronger underlying profits for the 28 weeks to 22 September 2018, as it continues to deliver against its strategic objectives to create a more differentiated proposition. Results in brief H1 LFL sales (ex fuel) +0.6% (Q1+ 0.2%, Q2 +1.0%) Retail sales (ex fuel) +1.2% (Grocery + 1.2%, General Merchandise +1.5%, Clothing -1.0%) Online +7%,...
25 October 2018
Sainsbury's has launched a new partnership with womenswear retailer Oasis which will see five units open by spring next year. Five store trial The trial will see an Oasis concession included in Sainsbury's new Selly Oak flagship due to open in November. Another location will be Sydenham, South-east London, one of Sainsbury's largest stores. ( Click here for our 2012 store visit report). ...
16 October 2018
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has revealed the issues it will scrutinise for its in depth investigation into the proposed Sainsbury's - Asda merger. The investigation will consider how the merger may affect competition in each of the product markets in which it operates, at both a national level and in each local area. Focus on outcomes for shoppers Central to the inquiry will be...
16 October 2018
Grocery market growth has slowed from 3.8% to 3.2% according to the latest data release from Kantar Worldpanel, pulled down mainly by weaker volume growth. Inflation constant as volumes dip In the 12 weeks to 7 October 2018, the market grew by 3.2%, down from 3.8% in the previous month when the period included the late June / early July heat wave and the boost from the World Cup. However gr...
04 October 2018
Sainsbury’s has announced plans to boost its beauty offer by expanding its range and introducing in-store specialists. Becoming a destination for beauty Sainsbury’s has launched a new and improved beauty offer in eight stores, including an enhanced range and improved in-store shopping experience. The concept has taken inspiration from the strategies of health and beauty specialists, Boots a...