Sainsbury's news

11 November 2022
Meal deals are a priority in food-to-go right now. In the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, retailers and food-to-go operators are having to find creative ways to deliver value to their customers when they themselves are facing increasing costs. While customers are trying to save, food-to-go operators are looking for ways to encourage trade ups where possible to capture extra spend and offset ...
09 November 2022
We round-up the latest Christmas adverts from the UK’s grocery retailers. The common theme for 2022 sees the adverts focus on how retailers are looking to help people spread festive cheer in the face of the cost-of-living crisis. Tesco: budget-friendly Christmas Tesco’s Christmas campaign acknowledges the cost-of-living crisis as it spotlights its budget-friendly range and value-led prom...
03 November 2022
Sainsbury’s has published its half-year results, noting grocery sales were up 0.2% in H1, with an acceleration to 3.8% in the second quarter as lockdown comparatives eased, market price inflation accelerated and shoppers responded to warm weather. Broad based improvement in Q2, following challenging Q1 General merchandise sales were down 6.1% in H1, but up 1.2% in Q2, driven by improved ava...
17 October 2022
Sainsbury’s  ( in partnership with Boparan Restaurant Group ) is rolling out its “Dining Destination” concept with a recent opening in its Wolverhampton store. This is one of 30 stores that will be transformed over the next year. Source: IGD Research The 130-capacity Wolverhampton store has all the Restaurant Hub offerings – Ed’s Easy Diner, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Slim Chickens, ...
05 October 2022
Although the cost-of-living crisis is impacting retailers’ current priorities, sustainability remains high on the agenda. New EU regulations are being considered to tackle deforestation, while retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and SPAR Austria continue to step up their efforts to reduce plastic packaging and food waste in a bid to increase cost efficiency. EU Deforestation Regulations ...
29 September 2022
Following a successful trial of its Restaurant Hub concept at the Selly Oak store last year, Sainsbury’s (in partnership with Boparan Restaurant Group) has kicked off the nationwide roll out with a second opening at its Sydenham store in South East London. A total of 30 stores will be transformed into these dining destinations over the next year, with aspirations to roll the concept out to 15...
13 September 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 4 September 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose by 3.8%. It noted this was the third month in a row the market had seen growth, following more than a year of declines, due to challenging comparisons driven by the pandemic. Discounters benefiting from risin...
05 September 2022
As Sainsbury’s invests in its offer and promotes how it is supporting shoppers to save, we round up developments from the retailer. Sainsbury’s to invest a further £60m in its offer… Sainsbury’s is to invest GB£60m in its offer across its three value-driving schemes, Aldi Price Match, Price Lock, and Special Offers. The retailer said the investment was part of its commitment to invest GB£50...
30 August 2022
As retailers look to limit food waste and support farmers affected by the recent drought conditions, we round up initiatives from Asda, Lidl, Sainsbury's, and Waitrose. Asda and Sainsbury’s remove best before dates Asda is to remove best before dates from nearly 250 packaged fruit and vegetable lines, including cauliflowers, carrots, citrus fruits, and potatoes. Asda will take the step from...
10 August 2022
We round up sustainable initiatives from Morrisons, Waitrose, and Sainsbury’s. Morrisons launches carbon neutral eggs Morrisons has launched a private label range of carbon neutral eggs under the Planet Friendly Eggs brand, becoming it claims the first supermarket to do so. The step is part of the retailer’s aim to be directly supplied by ‘zero emission’ British farms by 2030. The eggs come...