Sainsbury's news

13 November 2020
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...
05 November 2020
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%) - ...
05 November 2020
In a major change to its leadership team, Sainsbury's has announced that longstanding commercial director Paul Mills-Hicks is to leave the business and separate commercial directors have been appointed for its food and non-food businesses. Rhian Bartlett and Mike Luck will both take up their new roles today and join Sainsbury's operating board. Rhian Bartlett promoted to Food Commercial Direct...
14 October 2020
In the 12 weeks ending 4th October market growth was +9.4%, according to Kantar, the first time we have seen it drop from double digits since April. In this article we explore the growth in more detail, leading retailers' performance, and highlight key pieces of content you may have missed in September and October. Changing restrictions once again impact behaviour Despite the overall drop f...
13 October 2020
Sainsbury's has launched a new round of price cuts across hundreds of own brand lines together with a campaign to help shoppers collect bonus Nectar points in the run-up to Christmas. Prices on over 300 lines reduced To meet the heightened demand for value from shoppers, Sainsbury's is reducing prices on over 300 popular own brand lines, with a focus on fish, meat and poultry.  Products inc...
16 September 2020
Sainsbury's has announced that Argos customers will now receive Nectar points for purchases made at Argos in-store and online. Previously customers could only collect points if they placed an Argos order online. Now they will automatically collect points for purchases made in-store as well. To launch the scheme double points will be offered on all purchases for a limited period (September 18th - ...
16 September 2020
Morrisons has announced the appointment of Rachel Eyre as its new chief customer and marketing officer. She will will join Morrisons from Sainsbury's in early 2021, taking over the role from Andy Atkinson who was promoted to group commercial director earlier this year. Eyre's role will cover customer insight and marketing including advertising, in-store and targeted marketing. She will also ...
28 July 2020
Sainsbury's has launched a trial of an innovative virtual queuing system designed to help customers save time and stay safe while shopping at its supermarkets. Virtual queuing  The app will allow customers to join a virtual queue without needing to physically wait in line at a store. They can monitor their position in the queue remotely, for instance from a car or a coffee shop, and will be...
17 July 2020
Sainsbury's has agreed a deal to supply garden centre chain Dobbies with its own label products. Leading garden centre to stock Sainsbury's own brands The partnership is set to launch at the garden centre chain's flagship Edinburgh store later this month, according to press reports. The deal will make up to 3,000 Sainsbury's products available to Dobbies' customers, with the range spanning ...
01 July 2020
Sainsbury's has reported 8.5% (8.2% LFL) sales growth for the 16 weeks to June 27th, driven by sharp increases in grocery and online sales. Results summary Total sales growth Q1 (7 weeks to 25 April) Q1 (9 weeks to 27 June) Q1 (16 weeks to 27 June) Grocery 12% 10% 10.5% General merchandise 3% 12% 7.2%...