Sainsbury's news

05 March 2019
The overall growth of the UK grocery market was 1.9% in the 12 weeks up to February 24th, according to the latest data from the Kantar Worldpanel. This was a slight increase of +0.2 percentage points on January, reflecting a nudge upwards in both inflation and volume.  Brexit: despite growing concern shoppers are not stockpiling Brexit remains a key issue. Shoppers are worried about its imp...
20 February 2019
In the provisional findings to its investigation, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority has expressed extensive concerns about a lessening of competition that could result from the proposed merger of Britain's second and third largest grocers. It has also issued a notice of possible remedies. Competition concerns The CMA believes that combining Sainsbury's and Asda could lead to a 'sub...
18 February 2019
The UK’s Groceries Code Adjudicator, Christine Tacon, has today (18 February) launched her annual survey, inviting suppliers to share their experiences of trading relationships with major retailers and highlight any issues they are facing.   This year the survey – the sixth carried out by the GCA - includes Ocado and B&M, which were designated by the Competition and Markets Authority in Novemb...
23 January 2019
IGD has today launched a major new event for the UK grocery industry. IGD Live will take place on the 6th and 7th November 2019 at London’s Tobacco Dock, offering delegates the opportunity to learn, connect and grow. For two days, IGD Live will focus on the commercial issues affecting the industry today and in the future, to help attendees unlock growth for their organisation. Respondin...
22 January 2019
Senior Retail Analyst Nick Gladding looks at how Christmas played out for the grocery sector and the key challenges facing our industry in 2019. IGD newsletters Get the latest industry news and insights straight to your inbox with our range of newsletters. Sign up here
09 January 2019
The UK's second largest grocer has reported slight declines in like-for-like and total retail sales in its third quarter trading statement, which it attributed to less involvement in Black Friday activity and trading down by shoppers. Lower inflation impacts growth In the 15 weeks to January 5th, like-for-like sales fell by 1.1%, ending eight quarters of positive figures. The result compare...
08 January 2019
Britain's grocery market grew more slowly over the Christmas period as inflation softened and more people shopped at discounters, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel. Lower inflation impacts growth In the 12 weeks to December 30th, market growth was 1.6%, down from 2.0% in the 12 weeks to October 7th and from 3.8% for the same period a year ago, pulled down by lower inflation. Infl...
03 January 2019
2018 brought a huge amount of innovation and development in food-to-go, alongside, for many, some impressive growth in what remains a key area for future expansion. Here we share our outlook for the key trends to watch in 2019. 1. The rise and rise of health & wellness  Of course, it’s the time of year for all things healthy, but we saw last year that the strengthening healthier eating focu...
12 December 2018
Sainsbury's and Asda have lodged an application with the Competition Appeal Tribunal for a judicial review of the Competition and Markets Authority's investigation into their proposed merger. More time needed to assess evidence In their application, Sainsbury's and Asda argue that the current inquiry timetable does not give them or the CMA sufficient time to consider all the evidence for su...
04 December 2018
Co-op is the last of the major UK retailers to launch its Christmas ad. John Lewis & Partners John Lewis & Partners has released its much-awaited Christmas campaign ‘The Boy and the Piano’, starring Elton John. The two-minute advertisement tells the story of how one special gift can inspire and influence the course of someone’s life. Set to the iconic ‘Your Song’, the story works backwards ...