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Sainsbury's news

06 July 2021
Sainsbury’s has lifted its profit guidance following strong first quarter trading performance despite a tough comparative against the initial weeks of the pandemic. In this article we look at five factors contributing to Sainsbury’s better-than-expected trading. Key numbers for 16 weeks to 26 June 2021 Q1 grocery sales +0.8% on 2020 (+1.6% LFL), +11.3% on 2019, with sales benefiting ...
30 June 2021
In May, Carluccio’s and Sainsbury’s announced their partnership plans for a trio of concepts in Sainsbury’s stores – Caffe Carluccio’s, Carluccio’s Counters and a Restaurant Hub. Earlier this month, the first Caffe Carluccio’s was opened in Sainsbury’s St. Albans superstore. Now, Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) – who acquired Carluccio’s for £3.4m in 2020 – are trialling Carluccio’s self-serv...
30 June 2021
In its new UK channel forecasts report, IGD maps out its expectations of how the food and grocery sector will move on from last year’s exceptional expansion. IGD predicts that last year’s 8.5% growth will slow to 1.7% in 2021 and then to 0.9% in 2022, as shoppers economise and the foodservice sector reclaims sales. This sharp decline will be followed by a period of modest recovery, that wil...
23 June 2021
The GB market declined 1.6% in the 12 weeks to 13 June, according to the latest results from Kantar. Market growth declines but sales remain elevated This period saw restrictions ease further and the continuation of the vaccine programme rollout. However, as there has not been a complete return to normality this has created a mixed set of results. Despite the market declining, sales remaine...
07 June 2021
Sainsbury's has announced that two more Neighbourhood Hub stores have now opened as it presses ahead with the rollout of its new format, designed to support more substantial convenience missions. Seven stores now open The latest store openings are upgrades to existing stores at Whitstable High Street and at Penwortham, Preston, where Tesco opened a new format compact supermarket earlier t...
27 May 2021
Sainsbury’s has officially launched ‘Help Everyone Eat Better’ as its new brand strapline as part of a wider drive to make sustainable diets accessible for everyone. The move, first announced in February, will also see the retailer retire its long running ‘Live Well for Less’ slogan. In November Sainsbury’s will be the Principal Supermarket Partner of the UN’s international climate change confere...
25 May 2021
The GB market declined 0.4% in the 12 weeks to 16 May, according to the latest results from Kantar. The decline reflects the tough comparisons against record-breaking figures from 2020 and the beginning of the pandemic. Reduced restrictions and the roll out of the vaccination programme has further impacted sales, with shoppers starting to return to their pre-pandemic buying habits. Despite thi...
18 May 2021
Food-to-go, one of the categories hardest hit by changes in shopper behaviour during the pandemic, has become a key battleground for retailer sales growth.  Retailers are facing tough comparatives against the peak sales of April and May last year and are looking for categories that can boost sales to offset those that will lose ground as hospitality reopens. With people already moving around m...
28 April 2021
As Sainsbury’s reveals a strong operating performance in its full year 2020 results, we explore the retailer’s priorities for as it progresses its Food First strategy. Key numbers for 52 weeks to 6 March 2021 Grocery sales +7.8% and total ex fuel retail sales +7.3% Strong Q4 LFL growth of +11.3% Online grocery sales +119.6%, with capacity reaching 850,000 slots per week by year end...
27 April 2021
The latest release from Kantar, tracking the performance of GB grocery retail over the 12 weeks to 18 April 2021, shows that sector growth slowed to 5.7%, as sales met the tougher comparatives of the early pandemic in 2020 and non-essential retail and the out-of-home sectors began to open from 12 April, beginning the resumption of a more normal competitive retail landscape.  However, Kantar indic...