Sainsbury's news

07 July 2022
As the UK’s retailers invest further in their sustainability initiatives, we round up developments from M&S, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Iceland. M&S trials private label refillable homecare products M&S is trialling a fixture to enable shoppers to buy pre-filled cleaning and laundry products in six stores. The solution, which has been created in partnership with Re, will see shoppers pay an ini...
05 July 2022
Sainsbury’s has revealed sales falls for both its grocery and non-food businesses as it annualises against pandemic-elevated comparatives and is impacted by shifts in shopper behaviour. That said, the retailer believes the market is evolving in line with its expectations and by taking a targeted approach to value and adopting more agile ways of working it is well placed to navigate testing condit...
21 June 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 12 June 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain fell by 1.9% versus 2021. While the market contracted over the 12-week period it was its best performance since October 2021 and the data showed it grew by 0.4% over the latest four-week timeframe. Inflation begins to...
20 June 2022
Following Tesco discussing shifts in shopper spending in its Q1 results , we look at two promotional and value-focused campaigns in the UK. Sainsbury’s adds further products to Aldi price match programme Sainsbury’s has expanded the number of products covered by its Aldi price match programme. The company said it had extended the scheme to cover its top 20 highest volume items, which wil...
16 June 2022
Father’s Day is an event honouring fatherhood and is celebrated on the third Sunday in June in most regions globally, including Europe and North America. In this article, we explore three ways retailers and brands are helping people celebrate the event. People plan to spend almost the same as last year According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 76% of US adults are expecting to ce...
09 June 2022
In newly released five-year market forecasts, IGD predicts the grocery market will grow by 11.3% over the next five years from £216.8bn to £241.3bn. While inflation will underpin the majority of growth in 2022, with a 3.5% value increase predicted, this will moderate from 2023 onwards. With the war in Ukraine impacting the UK supply chain and food prices expected to increase by 8.9% in 2022, I...
24 May 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 15 May 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain fell by 4.4% versus 2021. This was the second month in a row when sales fell underlining how the opening of the industry as the pandemic’s effects lessen has also been impacted by rising inflation. The fall came despit...
23 May 2022
Despite the government announcing revised dates for some HFSS restrictions , Tesco and Sainsbury’s have committed to implementing the ban on volume-led promotions from October. Tesco’s decision sees it following the shopper… Announcing its decision Tesco said it had made the decision after its research showed ‘ 86% of customers [said] they want to eat more healthily, and 77% want help fr...
16 May 2022
The government has announced revised dates for some HFSS restrictions. What has changed? There have been two major changes to the timelines of implementing HFSS policies: Restrictions on volume price promotions e.g., BOGOF have been postponed by one year, until October 2023 The restrictions banning HFSS adverts on TV before 9 pm and paid-for adverts online will also be paused for...
12 May 2022
As the Co-op launches a new click and collect solution and retailers add or extend quick commerce partnerships, we round up news on the UK’s ecommerce channel. Co-op trials new click and collect solution Co-op has launched a new service at its store in Lewes Road in Brighton, due to it being one of the retailer’s busiest for click and collect orders through its own store and the Deliveroo a...