Sainsbury's replacing grocery with non-food and concessions to make better use of space

16 Apr 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Sainsbury’s insists it is making solid progress in its plans to repurpose the 6% of shop floor space it no longer requires for grocery but admits it hasn’t yet got all the answers.

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Bristol Rovers take on Sainsbury's over stadium contract Subscription

10 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s promised Bristol Rovers a new stadium in return for buildling a store on the site of the Conference side’s Memorial Stadium in January 2013, but has not yet delivered

Sainsbury's scraps plans for three new supermarkets Subscription

01 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

It had wanted to build a 60,000 sq ft store in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, a 64,000 sq ft store in Strood, Kent, and a 40,000 sq ft store in Buckingham

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Sainsbury's to offer in-store Easter egg packaging recycling

31 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

It will be available from 3 to 14 April and will allow shoppers to recycle all elements of Easter egg packaging – including plastic, film, card, foil and ribbon

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Sainsbury's Mike Coupe says price war narrowing discounter gap Subscription

20 Mar 2015

Huge price investments by the major multiples have begun to close the price gap on Aldi and Lidl,…

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Sainsbury's close to filled pasta supply deal Subscription

19 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The retailer has been without standard own-label fresh filled pasta since its former supplier, Pasta Reale, went into administration last summer

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Sainsbury's claims hope amid sales decline

17 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

“Food deflation is likely to persist for the rest of this calendar year, and competitive pressures on price will continue” said Mike Coupe


City snapshot: Sainsbury's Q4 like-for-like sales down 1.9% Subscription

17 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Sainsbury’s like-for-like sales drop in the fourth quarter edges out to 1.9%, while 2 Sisters Food Group owner Boparan has announced a 1.6% fall in second quarter and all the other latest news from the City.

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Sainsbury's launches Click & Collect service

03 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The very first collection service went live today at Sainsbury’s Water Lane store in Farnham, and the supermarket aims for 100 locations

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Sainsbury's offer drops petrol below £1 per litre barrier

26 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Customers who spend £30 or more in store or online up until 4 March will be able to fill up at the low price


Further own-label meal kits recalled in almond protein scandal

19 Feb 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Two more supermarket own-label ranges have been embroiled in the almond contamination scandal – with Sainsbury’s and Tesco each recalling a Mexican meal kit.


Sainsbury's reveals Red Nose Day plans

19 Feb 2015 | By Andrew Don

Supermarket launches RND range with charity contributions, as well as hundreds of brands contributing part of in-store sales

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Sainsbury's cuts CO2 by powering fridges with sugar beet waste Subscription

30 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Sainsbury’s is using sugar beet waste from suppliers to power fridges in its store in Portishead…

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City sceptical over supermarket share price rallies Subscription

22 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Supermarket share prices recovered in early 2015, but City investors remain unconvinced the pain of last year is over.

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Sainsbury's fridge efficiency boosted by aerofoils Subscription

17 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

Sainsbury’s has become one of the first adopters of an aerofoil technology to make its refrigeration more efficient…


Sainsbury’s chooses EY as auditor as it drops PwC Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Sainsbury’s’ board intends to drop PwC as its auditor in favour of Big Four rival EY for the upcoming financial year.

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Sainsbury's sales fall amid "challenging" conditions

07 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s posts 1.7% decline in like-for-like sales in third quarter, chief executive cites “uncertainty”

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Independent supermarket drops petrol prices below Asda

06 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Jempson’s takes the lead as petrol prices plummet towards £1.


Sainsbury's unveils £150m January price cuts

06 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s fires back after Asda cuts prices.

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Sainsbury’s marks palm oil milestone, launches new sustainable washing-up liquid

05 Jan 2015 | By Julia Glotz

Sainsbury’s has announced 95% of the palm oil used in its own-label products now comes from certified sustainable sources.


Bodnant rolls out Valley White deli cheese in Sainsbury's

23 Dec 2014 | By Kevin White

Artisan cheese producer Bodnant Welsh Foods Centre has secured a deal to supply Sainsbury’s…

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Sainsbury's links with GLA to tackle labour exploitation

17 Dec 2014 | By Andrew Don

Sainsbury’s has linked with the Gangmaster Licensing Authority (GLA) to deliver bespoke training for its suppliers.

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Sainsbury's 'dubstep dads' ad smashes one million views Video

05 Dec 2014 | By Beth Brooks

A viral ad to showcase Sainsbury’s 2014 Christmas jumper range is taking social media by storm.

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Sainsbury's trademarks new strapline for Active Kids

05 Dec 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s has trademarked a new slogan for its Active Kids initiative…

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Sainsbury's war ad is Christmas winner with 12m YouTube views Subscription

29 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s Christmas ad is the runaway leader in the popularity stakes for grocery ads this Christmas…

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The Grocer Says: Sainsbury's beats forecasts but a return to growth remains a distant prospect Subscription

17 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Sainsbury’s share were up by 5.5% from their Friday close price early this morning after its fourth quarter like-for-like sales defied doom-mongering forecasts.


Asda wins as Sainsbury's jumps into second place Subscription

05 Feb 2015 | By Claire Farrell

So far this year, Asda has been the cheapest of the traditional retailers every week…


Sainsbury's Hazel Grove cleans up in G33 battle Subscription

05 Feb 2015 | By Emma Page

This week’s winner, Sainsbury’s Hazel Grove, impressed with high in-store standards and strong service…

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Sainsbury's Crayford: G33 store of the week Subscription

30 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

It’s all about my 680 colleagues. If you create a great atmosphere and your staff enjoy their job and genuinely want to co…

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Sainsbury's wins G33 battle with 'calm' Crayford store

30 Jan 2015 | By Emma Page

Top of the table in this week’s G33 was Sainsbury’s Crayford. The “calm, well-lit” store had wide aisles…


Asda wins but Tesco and JS price cuts have little effect Subscription

23 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Earlier this month Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose announced major pricing initiatives…

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2015 remains tough but Sainsbury's will be buoyed by solid Christmas numbers Subscription

07 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Sainsbury’s third quarter trading has been dubbed its worst festive period in a decade, but the lower than expected sales fall is more evidence that the supermarkets seem to have avoided the catastrophic festive slump some had predicted.

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Tesco's Christmas trading could prove cause for cautious optimism Subscription

05 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

With Tesco, Sainsbury’s and M&S all set to report declining sales again this week, the food retailers would be forgiven for fearing this year looks just as grim as 2014.

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'Top-notch' Hamilton store gives Sainsbury's the win Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Emma Page

Sainsbury’s won by a comfortable margin this week, scoring a whopping 14 points more than its nearest rival, Tesco…

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Sainsbury's Hamilton: Grocer 33 Store of the Week Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Beth Brooks

It takes some ­serious planning! It’s all about making sure colleagues are trained and everyone is scheduled…

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Market caution over Sainsbury's takeover rumours is understandable Subscription

12 Dec 2014 | By Alec Mattinson

One of the market’s unwritten rules is that any company subject to takeover rumours will get a nice share price boost.

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Sainsbury's Gloucester Quays: Store of the week Subscription

12 Dec 2014 | By Beth Brooks

All our non-food ranges like cards, wrapping paper, decorations and Christmas trees…

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