Sainsbury's news

09 July 2018
Sainsbury's has announced that it is expanding the number of stores with Patisserie Valerie counters from 39 to 70 by the end of September. Encouraging results from trial The move follows strong incremental sales from bakery counters that began stocking the premium brand alongside Sainsbury's own product offer. Patisserie Valerie products have performed particularly well at seasonal events ...
04 July 2018
Sainsbury's has reported that LFL sales rose by just 0.2% in Q1 as it implemented price investments across its grocery range and was buffeted by challenging market conditions in general merchandise and clothing. Total retail sales growth ex-fuel was 0.8% in the 16 weeks to June 30th. Price cuts impact top line growth The fall in LFL growth, from + 0.9% in Q4, was largely driven by newly imp...
26 June 2018
After a pick up last month, GB market growth has slowed according to the latest data release from Kantar Worldpanel, pulled down mainly by weaker volume growth. The result comes as the market reached a two year milestone, with sales having risen for 25 consecutive periods. Slowing volumes pull down market growth In the 12 weeks to 17 June 2018, the market grew by 2.1%, down from 2.7% in the...
07 June 2018
The UK's second largest grocer has announced that Clodagh Moriarty has been promoted to the new role of Chief Digital Officer, with immediate effect. New role to accelerate digital development As Chief Digital Officer, Moriarty will lead the group's digital strategy and its drive to create an integrated and seamless customer journey across Sainsbury's, Argos, Sainsbury's Bank and Nectar.  I...
06 June 2018
Sainsbury's has partnered with ice cream giant Unilever to launch parlours at five of its stores. The move represents a further bid to strengthen its offer of in-store food experiences and provide additional reasons for shoppers to choose to shop at its stores. Two brands / Five stores The launch will see Ben & Jerry's ice cream parlours introduced at three London stores (Balham, Wandsworth...
01 May 2018
On the day of the Sainsbury's and Asda merger announcement , Sainsbury's unveils its full year results for the year to March 2018. Headline results LFL sales ex-fuel +1.3%, with a slowdown in growth to +1.1% in H2 from +1.6% in H1 Underlying profit was up 1.4% to £589m, with 11% growth in H2 more than compensating for a 9% dip in H1 Total group sales advanced 9.0% to £31.7bn, b...
30 April 2018
Following Saturday's announcement that the UK's second and third largest grocers were in advanced negotiations to merge, the two retailers have now outlined how they expect to execute combining the Sainsbury's and Asda businesses. Key features of the merger The combined group would create one of the UK's leading grocery, general merchandise and clothing groups, with combined revenues of ...
28 April 2018
In an announcement in response to media reports, Sainsbury's has revealed that it is in advanced talks to merge with Walmart-owned Asda. In a statement it said "J Sainsbury plc notes the speculation concerning a possible combination with Asda Group Limited. Sainsbury's confirms that it and Walmart Inc. are in advanced discussions regarding a combination of the Sainsbury's and Asda businesses. ...
20 April 2018
Sainsbury's has become the UK's first grocer to trial electric cargo bicycles for its grocery home delivery service. Speed and environmental advantages The trial will test the potential for electric bikes as a more efficient way to deliver groceries to customers in congested cities and offers distinct advantages. Bikes can make use of cycle and bus lanes and can achieve point to point deliv...
05 April 2018
Sainsbury's is trialling a new approach to Nectar that aims to 'redefine loyalty' by providing shoppers with personalised offers. Rewarding genuine loyalty Under the new digitally-led system, shoppers will no longer receive one point for every pound spent, but will instead be sent unique offers based on the items they purchase most often at Sainsbury's, how frequently they shop and how long...