Sainsbury's news

22 July 2021
It has been revealed that Sainsbury’s is to stop supplying any B2B customers with a wholesaling service, as it seeks to return focus to its core supermarkets business. The most notable customer affected is the symbol group Simply Fresh, which has successfully transitioned five of its independent retailer members to its ‘supplied by Sainsbury’s’ model since it was launched in January 2020. It se...
22 July 2021
The GB grocery market declined by 5.1% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to July 11th, according to the latest results from Kantar as the whole period annualised against pandemic-elevated comparatives. Despite this impact and a less-than-expected boost from Euro 2020, sales remained £3bn higher than the same period of 2019, Limited boost from Euro 2020 With many shoppers taking advantage of newfound ...
14 July 2021
This year, the UEFA Euro 2020 finals took place in Wembley Stadium, with England playing Italy. This drove great excitement around the nation as retailers and brands looked to inspire and excite shoppers. In our UEFA Euro 2020 report we highlighted five ways retailers and brands looked to engage and excite shoppers during the championship. Below are three best-in-class in-store activations i...
06 July 2021
Sainsbury’s has lifted its profit guidance following strong first quarter trading performance despite a tough comparative against the initial weeks of the pandemic. In this article we look at five factors contributing to Sainsbury’s better-than-expected trading. Key numbers for 16 weeks to 26 June 2021 Q1 grocery sales +0.8% on 2020 (+1.6% LFL), +11.3% on 2019, with sales benefiting ...
30 June 2021
In May, Carluccio’s and Sainsbury’s announced their partnership plans for a trio of concepts in Sainsbury’s stores – Caffe Carluccio’s, Carluccio’s Counters and a Restaurant Hub. Earlier this month, the first Caffe Carluccio’s was opened in Sainsbury’s St. Albans superstore. Now, Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) – who acquired Carluccio’s for £3.4m in 2020 – are trialling Carluccio’s self-serv...
30 June 2021
In its new UK channel forecasts report, IGD maps out its expectations of how the food and grocery sector will move on from last year’s exceptional expansion. IGD predicts that last year’s 8.5% growth will slow to 1.7% in 2021 and then to 0.9% in 2022, as shoppers economise and the foodservice sector reclaims sales. This sharp decline will be followed by a period of modest recovery, that wil...
23 June 2021
The GB market declined 1.6% in the 12 weeks to 13 June, according to the latest results from Kantar. Market growth declines but sales remain elevated This period saw restrictions ease further and the continuation of the vaccine programme rollout. However, as there has not been a complete return to normality this has created a mixed set of results. Despite the market declining, sales remaine...
07 June 2021
Sainsbury's has announced that two more Neighbourhood Hub stores have now opened as it presses ahead with the rollout of its new format, designed to support more substantial convenience missions. Seven stores now open The latest store openings are upgrades to existing stores at Whitstable High Street and at Penwortham, Preston, where Tesco opened a new format compact supermarket earlier t...
27 May 2021
Sainsbury’s has officially launched ‘Help Everyone Eat Better’ as its new brand strapline as part of a wider drive to make sustainable diets accessible for everyone. The move, first announced in February, will also see the retailer retire its long running ‘Live Well for Less’ slogan. In November Sainsbury’s will be the Principal Supermarket Partner of the UN’s international climate change confere...
25 May 2021
The GB market declined 0.4% in the 12 weeks to 16 May, according to the latest results from Kantar. The decline reflects the tough comparisons against record-breaking figures from 2020 and the beginning of the pandemic. Reduced restrictions and the roll out of the vaccination programme has further impacted sales, with shoppers starting to return to their pre-pandemic buying habits. Despite thi...