Sainsbury's news

01 February 2018
Sainsbury's retail and operations director Simon Roberts has provided new detail around the retailer's strategy in an interview in Retail Week. Doing more of the right things for customers While food remains at the heart of Sainsbury's proposition increasingly it will be stores' services offer that creates the footfall for the core grocery offer. Over the last few years, Sainsbury's has mov...
01 February 2018
The UK's second largest grocer has announced the purchase of the Nectar loyalty card business from Canada's Aimia, giving it full control over its customer data. The change in ownership will not affect the operation of the scheme and Nectar card holders will continue to be able to collect and redeem points in the same outlets as present. A sweet deal for Sainsbury's In a statement Sainsbury...
23 January 2018
The UK's second largest grocer has revealed proposals to make significant cuts to store management positions. The move comes as Sainsbury's steps up its three year plan to deliver £500m in cost savings. Managerial jobs reduced The changes will see Sainsbury's axe a number of management roles at both its supermarkets and convenience stores, including deputy manager, department manager and te...
10 January 2018
Sainsbury's has reported very positive trading figures for the Christmas period across all parts of its business as a strong operational performance supported an effective Christmas strategy. With synergies from the Argos acquisition being delivered faster than planned, it now expects full year profits to be slightly ahead of published consensus. Grocery growth drives result Total ex-fuel ret...
09 January 2018
New market data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to December 31st, suggests that the grocery sector enjoyed significant sales growth over the festive period. Sales rose by 3.8%, considerably faster than the 3.1% in the previous 12 week period.   Inflation drives £1bn sales increase Sales for the festive period were £1bn higher than 2016 as higher inflation obliged customers to sp...
12 December 2017
The latest monthly release of 12-week data from Kantar Worldpanel, shows that the GB grocery market grew by 3.1% in the period to 3 December, slightly slower than seen in the November data.  However, by the Kantar measure, inflation has continued to accelerate, up to 3.6%, the highest level seen in the market since 2013, and indicating that overall volumes are slightly down on the year. Aldi r...
08 December 2017
New pizza concept is unveiled in Sainsbury’s Balham branch. In-store offer supported by online ordering and delivery service The retailer has rolled out its latest in-store foodservice brand, Zizzi. The fixture offers a wide range of Italian style stone-baked pizzas, including a vegan selection and topping customisation, all made in store by Zizzi chefs. Shoppers have the option of order...
04 December 2017
Iceland, Co-op and Poundland are the last to release their Christmas adverts. Asda Asda became the first of the major UK food retailers to launch a Christmas advertisement. In a set that resembles Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, Asda has reproduced the magical feel of Christmas whilst upholding a clear focus on tradition and food. The messaging should help build on Asda's recent work to...
04 December 2017
Number two UK supermarket operator has announced the launch of a new coffee bar concept to target the growing coffee-to-go mission amongst UK shoppers.  With leading high street coffee brands such as Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero dominating in this sector, Sainsbury's has created a new standalone brand called '1869 Coffee' designed to offer a competitive premium, fresh coffee-to-go experience w...
15 November 2017
Sainsbury's is trialling a new takeaway pizza service that if successful could be introduced to stores nationwide. The move comes as Morrisons introduces an in-store bar at one of its stores, a further example of retailers' move into the foodservice and hospitality arena. Three store trial During the trial customers will be able to order a pizza by phone and pick it up thirty minutes later ...