Sainsbury's news

01 March 2022
The GB market declined 3.7% in the 12 weeks to 20 February against 2021’s performance, according to the latest results from Kantar. Despite the decline seen against 2021, sales remain significantly higher than in 2020, up by 8.4%. Inflation continues to rise Grocery inflation reached 4.3% in February. Other than the start of the pandemic, this is the fastest rate of inflation growth seen ...
14 January 2022
Sainsbury’s has announced several changes to its senior team to accelerate the delivery of its Food First strategy. Graham Biggart appointed as Chief Transformation Officer Graham Biggart, currently Business Unit Director of Fresh Food and Food Service, has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Transformation Officer and will join Sainsbury’s Operating Board in March 2022. In his...
12 January 2022
Following the release of Sainsbury’s Christmas and Q3 results, we explore the key trends that shaped performance. Grocery sales hold on to 2020 gains Total grocery sales may only be up 0.1% on last year 1 (or 0.8% excluding the impact of stores being closed on Boxing Day), but this is on top of last year’s stellar 7.4% growth. It’s enough to have increased Sainsbury’s volume market share t...
05 January 2022
In the first read of Christmas trading, Kantar has recorded sales were down by 3.0% on the lockdown-elevated levels of 2020 for the 12 weeks to 26 December 2021. Despite this shopper spend remained 8.0% higher than in 2019. Robust December sales Over the month of December sales of £11.7bn were just 0.2% lower than 2020, suggesting increased festive celebrations at home due to the Omicron ou...
02 December 2021
Sainsbury’s has just opened its first checkout free store, powered by Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, the first non-US retailer to be so. The store The trial store is at Holborn Circus store opposite Sainsbury’s head office. Closed during the pandemic due to low central London footfall, it has now reopened as the first store to host ‘Smart Shop Pick & Go’ The technology To use the ...
29 November 2021
Sainsbury’s has opened its first checkout free store using Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, following testing by the retailer’s employees. Located opposite its Holborn HQ, the introduction of “SmartShop Pick & Go” is the latest in a string of digital initiatives from the UK’s second largest grocer. These include the development of SmartShop, personalised My Nectar Prices and the expansion of Ch...
23 November 2021
Sainsbury’s has rolled out a Caffe Carluccio’s coffee-to-go solution to a number of stores. The trial builds on the existing relationship between Sainsbury’s and Boparan Restaurant Group , owners of the Carluccio’s brand.  The partnership has already seen Sainsbury’s open Caffe Carluccio’s cafés in the St Albans and Selly Oak stores, a Carluccio’s deli counter in the Leamington Spa store, and T...
18 November 2021
Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are the latest UK retailers to launch their Christmas adverts. These highlight the joys of celebrating Christmas with family and friends, which was a challenge in 2020. Tesco Tesco has taken a fun approach with its Christmas advert, spotlighting a woman with a ‘Nothing’s Stopping Us’ attitude this Christmas. It offers a humorous perspective to the ch...
17 November 2021
Sainsbury’s is set to open its own checkout free trial store using Amazon technology. The store will be located opposite Sainsbury’s HQ, apparently in the same unit where Sainsbury’s previously operated a checkout free store trial in 2019. Over three months customers could use the Smart ShopScan, Pay & Go app to make purchases using only their smartphone, however the trial was ended after six ...
10 November 2021
Morrisons and Sainsburys have announced they will cut their net zero target by five years to 2035. Meanwhile, Co-op has rebranded six stores to reflect the importance of climate change and the purpose of the COP26 event and, finally, Tesco is planning to halve the environmental impact of the average UK basket size. Morrisons sets new goal for its net zero target… Morrisons is planning to be n...