Sainsbury's news

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...
27 September 2018
The Competition and Markets Authority has concluded from an initial Phase 1 investigation into the merger that combining the two grocers would risk lower levels of competition at both a national and local level Competition at risk in 463 locations In its initial deliberations. the CMA counted stores in local areas and found that that there was a realistic prospect of a substantial lessening...
30 August 2018
Sainsbury's has brought back its popular Lego cards promotion in an initiative to boost engagement with family shoppers at the start of the autumn term. Inventions theme adopted The promotion uses the same "Create the World" strapline as the original promotion that Sainsbury's ran last Spring, but uses the new theme of "Incredible inventions". Each each card features a Lego character from a...
24 August 2018
Singapore's leading online supermarket, RedMart, has announced a partnership with Sainsbury's, one of UK's leading grocery retailers. RedMart will make 320 Sainsbury's products available exclusively to its customers from 29 August 2018. Providing healthy product range The product lines are focused on great quality and value, with an emphasis on the health and wellness items, including: ...
24 July 2018
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 15 July 2018, shows that British supermarket sales have grown at their fastest rate this year, with total sales up 3.6%. This is up from the reported growth of 2.1% in the 12 weeks to 17 June 2018. The sector benefited from continued hot weather, as well as the celebratory mood surrounding the World Cup, of which England reached the s...
17 July 2018
Sainsbury's is to start supplying food-to-go lines to selected WH Smith stores as it steps up its drive for new revenue streams. Nine store trial Commenting on the initiative in The Grocer, Sainsbury's director for business development, Mike Luck said " From next week we will be conducting a trial with WH Smith where a limited range of Sainsbury's sandwiches, snacks and light meals will be ...
11 July 2018
Sainsbury's has announced that Martin Scicluna will be its next non-executive Chairman. He will succeed David Tyler who has held the role for nine years. Breadth of experience and leadership Martin Scicluna is chairman of RSA Insurance and spent 26 years of his career at Deloitte, eventually becoming UK chairman. There he worked with numerous FMCG clients including Dixons, WH Smith, Allianc...