Sainsbury's news

27 March 2013
Sainsbury's has announced that the remit of its director of online, Jon Rudoe has been extended to cover all the retailer's digital activities. Responsibility for total digital experience In his new role as director of online, digital and cross channel development Jon Rudoe will be responsible for Sainsbury's digital strategy, online channels and mobile offering. He joins Sainsbury's grou...
27 March 2013
We’ve been in-store at three different Sainsbury’s stores to assess how it is implementing its strategy. King's Lynn, Norfolk is one of Sainsbury's newest large format stores while in London the Sainsbury's Locals in Clapham Common and Earlsfield demonstrate a more flexible and shopper centric approach to convenience. Driving non-food King's Lynn is now Sainsbury's 'flagship' st...
26 March 2013
Sainsbury's has announced it is planning to open 50 new convenience stores in London and the South East by early 2014. Targeting convenience  Convenience at Sainsbury's is growing at 18% year on year which highlights the importance of the channel in the retailer's strategy. So far this financial year the retailer has opened 87 convenience stores, taking the total number of stores in ...
26 March 2013
According to the latest retailer share data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 17 March 2013, growth in the UK grocery retail market has continued to pick up, with sales ahead 3.9% (vs 3.7% in the previous period).  The Kantar measure of inflation is still above the market on 4.2%, but this has fallen, indicating the rate of volume decline has slowed.   12 weeks t...
19 March 2013
Sainsbury's has revealed very strong Q4 trading for the 10 weeks to 16 March 2013, lifted by strong seasonal events (such as Mother's Day, Valentine's Day and support for Comic Relief), and a positive customer response to investments in own brand, multichannel and general merchandise. Key results at a glance Total sales up 6.3% (excluding fuel, inc. VAT) in Q4, making it the strongest q...
14 March 2013
Latest figures released by Nielsen, covering the 12 week period up to the 2nd March show shoppers are still relying on the discounters to help cut back on their food expenses. Events driving discretionary spend Aggregate sales value growth for the UK's leading supermarkets during the four weeks ending 2nd March 2013 was up 3.2% year on year. This is an increase of 1% on the previous four ...
26 February 2013
The latest retailer share data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 17 February 2013, shows the UK grocery retail market accelerating on the previous period, with growth up to 3.7%.  However, inflation remains persistently higher.  The Kantar measure indicates this stood at 4.7% for the period, suggesting that volumes remain negative. 12 weeks to 19 February 2012 (% sha...
21 February 2013
With this year's official Fairtrade Fortnight beginning on 25th February, we take a look at how retailers are supporting the event, driving an ethical agenda in the face of a highly value orientated market. The Bean Machine The Co-operative has commissioned a car powered entirely powered by waste coffee beans to celebrate ten years of selling 100% Fairtrade coffee. Having broken the Guinn...
19 February 2013
Sainsbury's has revealed that annual general merchandise sales have reached £1bn for the first time, following a bumper Christmas in which year-on-year sales were a third higher. Cookware and electricals drive growth Cookware sales over the year were up by 16%, helped by well presented own brand ranges such as Sainsbury's Cooks Collection. Small electricals also rose strongly with growth o...
14 February 2013
Latest figures released by Nielsen indicate that the aggregate sales for UK supermarkets grew by 2.2% in the four weeks to 2nd February. This  marked a slowdown from the Christmas period when sales rose by 3.7%. Volumes flat Nielsen reports that unit sales in the latest four week period were unchanged (versus +0.5% in the previous period), reflecting the continuing cautious mood of UK ...