Sainsbury's news

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 ...
20 June 2019
Sainsbury’s is set to restructure its fresh food department, in a bid to reignite this crucial part of its business, according to reports from The Grocer. Focus on ‘value-added’ fresh food The retailer plans to divide its fresh food department into two, with the creation of a dedicated unit to lead and grow what it calls ‘value-added’ fresh food. This includes counters, concessions, food-to...
07 June 2019
Sainsbury’s announces plans to replace plastic bags across loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items, with paper alternatives. Providing sustainable solutions Sainsbury’s has announced plans to replace plastic bags across loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items, with paper alternatives. From September, customers shopping loose items from fresh produce or the bakery will be able to bring ...
03 June 2019
Sainsbury’s is set to mark World Meat Free week with a plant-based pop-up butchers in London. Creating a destination for plant-based shoppers Sainsbury’s is set to launch a pop-up plant-based butcher in London to celebrate World Meat Free week. The pop-up will run from 21- 23rd June on Bethnal Green Road, London and will showcase 20 products from Sainsbury’s private label plant-based ran...
16 May 2019
Crussh, the healthy food and juice operator, has expanded its retail offering into Sainsbury’s sites throughout London. Expansion of the retail offer Following successful trial of its retail range in ten locations, Crussh is rolling this out to 61 Sainsbury’s Local convenience stores across London. The range consists of six health pots and two wraps, and can be found in the food-to-go aisle...
01 May 2019
Sainsbury's has announced that it will ramp up investments in stores and in digital at the unveiling of its full year 2018/19 results. In the 52 weeks to 9 March 2019, underlying profits rose significantly and debt fell despite a 1.0% decline in H2 LFL sales. Results in brief LFL sales (ex fuel) -0.2% (H1+ 0.6%, H2 -1.0%) Retail sales (ex fuel) +0.4% (Grocery +0.6%, General Merchandis...