Sainsbury's news

17 January 2013
With all major retailers now having reported, what have we learned about the state of the grocery market in 2012? Discounters triumph Discounters were the clear winners delivering their best ever Christmas performance. Key to their success were investments in premium, fresh and festive ranges which gave them new relevance to Christmas shoppers.  Aldi in particular stood out, with sales ...
15 January 2013
Kantar has issued a special six-week Christmas release of its Worldpanel market share data.  Offering specific detail on relative performances in the grocery sector in the key festive trading period, this provides a useful counterpoint to corporate statements.  The figures issued for the period to 6th January 2013 shows market growth accelerated  modestly to 3.8%, though the fortunes of retailers...
09 January 2013
Sainsbury's has released an upbeat third quarter trading statement with own brand and multichannel investments contributing strongly to Christmas trading. Record build up to Christmas LFL sales excluding fuel inc. VAT were up 0.9% while total sales were up by 3.3% for the 14 weeks to 5 January 2013.  The week before Christmas was Sainsbury's strongest ever with 27m customer transactions, a...
08 January 2013
The latest market share data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 23 December, shows the market trend held steady with the previous period maintaining growth of 3.2%.  However Kantar has reported a sharp uptick in inflation in the period, up a full percentage point to 4.5%, putting pressure on volumes in the crucial run up to Christmas. 12 weeks to 25 December 2011 (% share)...
03 January 2013
With the festive season now behind us retailers are keen to move the agenda on for the New Year with a raft of activity centring on healthy eating ranges. Sainsbury's: highlighting value and fresh credentials Sainsbury's brings together value and healthy eating with its "5 a day the basics way" initiative in which it highlights low cost healthy products from its entry level own brand ...
03 January 2013
Our summary of when retailers will reveal their Christmas trading results. Monday January 7th – Morrisons Wednesday January 9th – Sainsbury’s Thursday January 10th – Tesco and M&S Monday January 15th – Ocado Watch out for our analysis on the day and for our upcoming Christmas trading special analysis. Want to learn more about the trading outlook? ...