Sainsbury's news

19 January 2023
LloydsPharmacy is pulling out of 237 pharmacy sites currently located within Sainsbury’s supermarkets just seven years after buying the instore services for £125 million. Lloyds has said it is cutting them following a strategic review which it launched “in response to changing market conditions”. Closures will be confirmed on a “branch-by-branch” basis, with the process expected to be complete th...
16 January 2023
A new partnership between takeaway and grocery rapid delivery provider Just Eat and Sainsbury’s will launch from more than 175 stores by the end of February in locations including London, Edinburgh and Bristol. The companies plan to roll the service out to many more cities across 2023. As of this month, customers across the UK will be able to purchase over 3,000 items from Sainsbury’s via Just...
11 January 2023
January heralds a fresh start on healthier living, with one in five of us aiming to make New Year’s resolutions in 2023, according to YouGov. Improving our diets, losing weight and exercising are amongst the most common goals. Short but valuable window of opportunity This is a valuable window of opportunity for retailers and brands to encourage and support consumer behaviour changes. The ...
11 January 2023
Sainsbury’s has posted its Q3 trading update, noting that Christmas and Q3 grocery volume performance was “ahead of the market for the third consecutive year”, driven by investment in value, innovation, service and availability. General merchandise growth was stronger than expected, reflecting market share gains as shoppers used the Argos click & collect service amidst disruptions to Royal Mail d...
10 January 2023
January – typically a month that sees a wealth of initiatives from supermarkets around health and wellness – has seen some private label endeavours from most of the major UK grocers. With campaigns such as Veganuary and Dry January firmly embedded in the British supermarket calendar, the grocers are keen to climb aboard the bandwagon with own-brand launches and other merchandising initiatives. ...
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 ...