Sainsbury's news

07 November 2019
In newly released figures for the first half, Sainsbury's has reported a recovery in underlying profit performance for the 28 week period to 21 September 2019. This was driven by an improving trend in grocery sales as customers responded to investments in lower prices, new value brands and improvements to service and availability. Performance highlights Improvement in grocery sales throu...
06 November 2019
A key part of Sainsbury’s drive to boost sales performance is to provide more inspiration for shoppers, both in terms of a differentiated product offer and easy to shop fixtures. By working more closely with leading soft drinks supplier Britvic it has managed to reverse a long-term decline in a key category. Reversing the decline squash sales Like many mature categories, growth in squash ...
15 October 2019
Healthy eating quick service restaurant operator Leon has launched its first grocery range into Sainsbury's.  The 14-strong range includes sauces, oils and vinegar which will be stocked in 600 stores, and sourdough bread which will initially be available in 32 locations and finished in a Sainsbury's in-store bakery. Strengthening Future Brands For Sainsbury's, the launch helps to build its ...
08 October 2019
We share range developments and additions from Waitrose, M&S, Iceland, Sainsbury's and Tesco. New look for Waitrose's top tier private label Waitrose & Partners has relaunched its top tier private label range: Waitrose & Partners No.1. The total range will feature over 740 products across a wide breadth of categories. Waitrose is keen to emphasise the role of its team in sourcing ingredient...
02 October 2019
Sainsbury's has launched the full digitisation of its Nectar loyalty scheme, following successful trials - with a new website, app and personalised offers. New app and website launched From October 2nd, customers will be able to access new weekly offers using an enhanced app and website.  Personalised bonus Nectar points will also be available on products they buy regularly at Sainsbury’s, ...
26 September 2019
In its first major strategy update since it was barred from buying Asda, Sainsbury's has announced several actions to strengthen its business and unveiled six priorities that will frame its strategy: 1. Be more competitive on price Sainsbury's is stepping up actions to boost its appeal with value seeking customers by introducing more entry price point (EPP) 'owned brands' and highlighting p...
25 September 2019
Sainsbury's has reported improved trading for Q2 with total sales up +0.1% in the 12 week to September 21st, excluding fuel, lifted by improved momentum in grocery sales. Most resilient retailer of the Big Four LFL sales in the period were -0.2%. This is compared to -1.6% in Q1 and +1% in Q2 18/19. Performance was mixed amongst different categories with total grocery sales at +0.6%, c...
17 September 2019
The grocery market returned to growth in the 12 weeks to September 8th with sales at +0.5% according to Kantar. Following a challenging summer, the warmer weather over the August bank holiday helped to boost sales. We look at the results in more detail including the impressive performances from Co-op and Ocado. Stand-out performance from Co-op Co-op saw excellent growth in this period with ...
16 September 2019
The UK's second largest retailer, Sainsbury's, has set an an ambitious new commitment to reduce plastic packaging by 50% by 2025. Major leap in ambition The new target includes all branded food packaging, private label packaging and packaging across all of Sainsbury’s operations. Sainsbury’s currently uses almost 120,000 tonnes of plastic packaging per year and believes a transformational l...
04 September 2019
Sainsbury's has ended its till-free store experiment at Holborn Circus Local after concluding that not all of its customers were ready for it. Trial made app the primary way to pay The trial was launched in April and made Sainsbury's 'SmartShop Scan, Pay and Go' technology the primary way to pay for purchases at the store. Customers have needed to download the app, scan their purchases as...