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Sainsbury’s is to stock a range of cakes and baked delicacies from Patisserie Valerie in a new tie-up with the patisserie specialist. The deal will see a range of 14 popular lines sold through around 250 stores.

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Sainsbury’s has followed last week’s launch of two Neighbourhood Hub format stores with a new look ‘Fresh Food Market’ concept at its Hempstead Valley store in Kent. The move demonstrates the retailer’s new drive to put food back at the heart of its business, a key theme of this month’s IGD Sainsbury’s Trade Briefing. Fresh key to food first strategy The new look produce section features ...
Sainsbury’s has opened two new Neighbourhood Hub format stores as it begins to deliver against its new strategy of put food back at the heart of its business, as outlined to delegates at this week’s IGD Sainsbury’s Trade Briefing. 18 stores planned The new style stores, located in Bishop’s Waltham, close to Sainsbury’s Hedge End superstore in Hampshire and Midhurst, Sussex are designed to...
Sainsbury's has released strong results for the first half of 2020 and updated its strategy to address expected permanent changes in shopping preferences stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. H1 results for 28 weeks to 19 September 2020 Total retail sales exc. fuel increased 7.1% with grocery up 8.2%, general merchandise up 7.4%. H1 LFL sales were +6.9% ex fuel, (Q1 +8.2%, Q2 +5.1%) - ...

Presentations

27/11/2020
We explore how retailers and brands in the UK respond to Christmas this year and explore five key themes including Christmas online, Christmas in a box and sustainable gifting solutions.
20/11/2020
This in-depth guide explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of major retailers as they respond to the Covid-19 crisis and prepare for EU Exit. It also includes our current market and channel forecasts, as well as quarterly LFL and full year profit data for The Big Four retailers. Retailers profiled in this report: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Co-op, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl, M&S, Iceland
18/11/2020
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer
12/11/2020
Fakeaways, dine-in deals, restaurant ranges and recipe fixtures feature in these UK case studies, as retailers seek to retain gains from out-of-home spend.
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Just months after last year’s strategy update, Sainsbury’s has had to radically alter its focus to respond to the turmoil created by Covid-19. In this report we review the impact of the pandemic on trading and Sainsbury's immediate priorities, and explore the retailer's seven point strategy.

This in-depth guide to the United Kingdom explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

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Judith Batchelar shares her view on how Sainsbury’s is set up to trade through the EU Exit transition and beyond

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Sainsbury's.

Access our COVID-adjusted forecasts on over 400 retailers and grocery market sizes in over 180 countries

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