Sainsbury's news

29 August 2019
Sainsbury's has launched new collector cards promotion, this time in partnership with Disney. 'Unlock the hero in you' theme Running from August 21st to October 2nd, the campaign brings together Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel characters, with 144 cards to collect. Based around the theme of ‘unlock the hero in you’, the album and cards include facts, games and challenges ranging from Ea...
20 August 2019
In the 12 weeks to August 11th supermarket sales were flat according to new market data from Kantar. We look at the factors influencing this and key retailers' performance.   Poor weather affects sales Retailers are still failing to repeat the success of 2018, and the strong results generated by the hot summer. Despite the hottest day of the year falling within this period, the weather has ...
22 July 2019
Sainsbury's is partnering with delivery specialist Deliveroo to bring freshly baked pizzas from its counters direct to customers homes. Deliveries from five stores Launching in five stores – Cambridge, Selly Oak, West Hove, Pimlico and Hornsey – across four UK cities, the trial is the first time that a UK supermarket has offered hot takeaways through Deliveroo, giving customers the chance t...
18 July 2019
Buying director James Bailey is to leave Sainsbury's as the retailer continues its restructure of its fresh food department, according to industry sources. Departure as new fresh food unit created The move follows Sainsbury's decision to split its fresh food department in two, separating out a new business unit for 'value added' food, including food-to-go, bakery, counters and concessions, ...
11 July 2019
Sainsbury's Argos is making a number of changes to its senior marketing and digital teams, as part of wider moves to drive efficiency across the group, according to reports in Retail Week. Expanded role for Mark Given Argos marketing director Gary Kibble is reported to be leaving his position in August, with his responsibilities taken on by Sainsbury's director of Marketing, Mark Given. Kib...
10 July 2019
Just weeks after trialling a temporary meat free butchers, Sainsbury's is to open a pop-up alcohol free pub in London. Open for two days only The Clean Vic No & Low Alcohol pub will trade for just two days (24/25th July) at 33 New Oxford Street, serving a wide range of beers, wines and mocktails. While the pop-up will look exactly like a traditional pub, everything on offer will entirely no...
04 July 2019
The Grocer magazine has revealed that Sainsbury's has begun a trial with WH Smith to supply a targeted range of alcohol products to its travel locations. Trial store at Victoria station Initially Sainsbury's is supplying some 50 alcohol products to WH Smith's store at London's Victoria station, in a move to target commuter spend above all.  The range includes a mix of major brands such as P...
03 July 2019
Sainsbury's has reported a 1.6% decline in LFL sales and 1.2% fall in total retail sales in the 16 weeks to June 29th as it stepped up actions to compete harder on price and differentiate more through its range. Improving performance in a tough market Commenting on the results, CEO Mike Coupe spoke of making 'good progress' in a challenging market, highlighting improvements made to Sainsbur...
26 June 2019
Sainsbury’s has introduced a dedicated bay to display innovative products from its Future Brands scheme into many of its larger stores. New bay to showcase innovative products Source: IGD Research The new "Taste of the Future section" will trial a range of new distinctive and innovative brands from start-up suppliers. Example products incldue Sea Chips, the UK’s first handcrafted sa...
25 June 2019
Market growth was 1.4% in the 12 weeks to 16 June 2019, according to the latest results from Kantar. Performance has slowed compared to this time last year, when growth was 2.1%. We look at the factors influencing this and key retailers' performance. Cooler weather slows growth This year growth is more modest due to the cooler weather and lack of celebratory occasions such as the World Cup ...