Sainsbury's news

04 November 2021
Sainsbury’s has delivered a strong first half results and given fresh guidance about how it is delivering against its food first strategy. Results summary for 28 weeks to 18 September 2021 H1 grocery sales +0.8% on 2020, +9.1% on 2019, with Sainsbury’s increased focus on value, innovation and service delivering grocery volume market share switching from Big Four competitors. Sustained el...
28 October 2021
Sainsbury’s CEO spotlights how the retailer is helping shoppers prepare for Christmas In a letter to its shoppers, Sainsbury’s chief executive, Simon Roberts has highlighted how the retailer is aiming to help them prepare for Christmas. The letter and our own ShopperVista research underline the expectations that shoppers will start planning for the festivities earlier in 2021 than previous...
18 October 2021
In its first Nectar Deep Dive Event, Sainsbury’s has shared new insights around operates how Nectar is increasingly shifting from being a reward scheme for loyal shoppers to a personalised reward scheme that incentivises purchases while also providing valuable data for suppliers. Nectar in a nutshell There are two elements to Nectar – the Nectar B2C loyalty scheme and Nectar 360 which pr...
27 September 2021
Responding to the new opportunities in the UK’s post-pandemic ‘from-home’ workforce, Sainsbury’s has launched a new lunchtime sub-category focus in the chilled aisle of some 300 of its stores.   Curating a range of for-one products, the retailer has brought together a selection of branded retail lines from key on-trend high street food-to-go players (Leon, Itsu and Wasabi) along with an eponymous...
23 September 2021
Sainsbury’s has announced the relaunch and expansion of its same day and one-hour rapid delivery as it evolves its online offer to cater for changing shopper preferences. Relaunch of same day delivery service Sainsbury’s will introduce same day delivery and collection services to 100 more stores by the end of October, so that customers ordering before midday can receive a delivery after 5pm...
22 September 2021
Sainsbury’s has launched lower prices for Nectar app users across a tailored selection of products. Key facts about My Nectar Prices Nectar app customers using SmartShop will be able to access discounts of up to 30% on around 10 product lines personalised to them. Both branded and private label products will be included in the offer The list will be updated regularly to align with ...
15 September 2021
With a challenging summer in 2020 and fewer COVID-19 restrictions in 2021, retailers and brands in the UK have looked to capture the pent-up demand for summer products and activities and to inspire shoppers. In our report we explore six key trends we spotted this summer in the UK. Below we highlight three of these: 1. Innovating key categories: cocktail inspiration Sainsbury's offere...
14 September 2021
Retailers prepared for a strong back-to-school season in 2021, with Mastercard SpendingPlus projecting retail sales would grow by 12% during the back-to-school period (August 16 to September 19) compared to 2019. In our Back-to-school, 2021 report we explore back-to-school initiatives globally and highlight five key themes. Below are three standout in-store back-to-school campaigns we...
14 September 2021
The GB market declined 1.9% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to 5 September, according to the latest results from Kantar. We look at key performances in more detail and highlight UK news you may have missed. Pandemic still having an effect COVID is clearly still having an impact on the market, with grocery spend 8.7% higher in the 12 weeks to 5 September than in 2019. However, the first week of Se...
05 August 2021
The Restaurant Hub is a new joint venture between Boparan Restaurant Group and Sainsbury’s, situated in the retailer’s Selly Oak store.  Launched last week, the food court concept is the latest of several recent partnership initiatives by the two companies who have recently unveiled  Caffe Carluccio’s coffee shop in Sainsbury’s St Albans and  Carluccio’s pizza counter and deli in Sainsbury’s Le...