Sainsbury's news

04 July 2017
Sainsbury's has reported a strong performance in Q1 as it continued to integrate Argos into its business and progressed its food strategy. Sharp pick-up in growth Ex-fuel retail sales for the group increased by 2.7% in the 16 weeks to July 1st, a big step up the 0.7% result for Q4. LFL sales were up by 2.3%, benefiting from the late timing of Easter and Mother's Day. Adjusting for this impa...
06 June 2017
As IGD launches its new five year UK market and channel forecasts, senior retail analyst Nick Gladding outlines the thinking behind the new projections. Brexit reshapes the forecast The most striking feature of the new numbers is a much faster rate of growth than last year's five year forecast to reflect a greatly changed market outlook following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.  ...
31 May 2017
New data from Kantar Worldpanel reveals that the GB grocery market is growing at its fastest rate since September 2013, driven by a pick up in inflation and stronger growth from discounters. Inflation hits 2.9% In the 12 weeks to May 21st, Kantar recorded inflation of 2.9%, up from 2.6% last month as cost pressures associated with last year's sterling devaluation continued to filter through...
25 May 2017
Sainsbury's has announced the roll out of the next stage of its Waste Less Save More initiative to help UK households reduce food waste and save money. 10 point plan launched The decision to go-ahead with this new phase follows a 12 month pilot at Sainsbury's Swadlincote store in Derbyshire that delivered significant reductions in household food waste. It means that a further £1m of funding...
11 May 2017
Sainsbury's and Asda have both revamped their food-to-go ranges by adding more items to offer a wider choice. Sainsbury's 21 new products includes free-from and vegan options Sainsbury's continues to pay close attention to its food-to-go range in a bid to gain a greater market share of the lucrative UK food-to-go market. It has just added 21 new products which tap into the growing health an...
04 May 2017
As food-to-go rises further up the agenda, we report on developments from Carrefour in France and Italy, Sainsbury's in the UK and the Netherland's Jan Linders. Carrefour: experimenting with new types of smaller formats Carrefour has been testing new formats extensively in the past 18 months. Many of these show an increased consideration of how it can take better advantage of the food-to-go...
03 May 2017
Kantar Worldpanel's latest market share release, for the 12 weeks to 23 April, shows that GB grocery accelerated to +3.7% in the period, the fastest rate of growth seen since September 2013.  As well as benefiting from buoyant Easter spending, value growth in the market was boosted significantly by the further rise of inflation, which stepped up to 2.6% over the 12 weeks.   ...
03 May 2017
Take a closer look at who the Sainsbury's shoppers are. Learn about their shopping habits and attitudes to shopping in one easy to read infographic. Essential reading for anyone who works with Sainsbury's. Click  here to download the infographic above as a PDF.
03 May 2017
Sainsbury's has delivered reassuring full year results with underlying profits holding steady. A strong contribution from Argos and cost savings helped to offset investments in the customer offer and cost inflation. Headline numbers Group sales inc VAT: +12.7% to £26.2bn, driven mainly by Argos contribution Full year Sainsbury's LFL: -0.6% (2015/16: -0.9%) Underlying profit before ...
27 April 2017
Sainsbury's is to run its first "Nectar 10X Points Weekend" over the May Day bank holiday. 10 points for every pound spent The offer enables customers to earn 10 Nectar points for every £1 spent in-store or online and every litre of fuel bought (instead of the usual one point). The promotion will run from April 28th to May 1st. Announcing the activity, Sainsbury's head of marketing strategy...