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Sainsbury's denies harming Antarctic by selling krill pills Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Campaign group Sum of Us claims Sainsbury’s is “supporting the plunder of the Antarctic” by stocking krill oil pills

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Sainsbury's backs British with new in-store messages Subscription

21 May 2015 | By Kevin White

Sainsbury’s has introduced new in-store messages to demonstrate its support for British growers and producers…

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Sainsbury's transfers to Western Union

20 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

Sainsbury’s said the new relationship was part of Sainsbury’s Bank’s strategy to offer customers a compelling reason to bank and shop at its stores

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Fire engulfs Sainsbury's Thameside distribution centre

19 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The fire damaged part of the 250,000 sq ft distribution centre, and destroyed six lorries.

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Sainsbury's convenience sales up 16% despite HQ consolidation Subscription

08 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Unveiling its full-year results this week, Sainsbury’s said its convenience estate chalked up growth of over 16%, with sales of £2.1bn


Sainsbury's posts first loss in a decade

06 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The retailer fell to a pre-tax loss of £72m in the year to 14 March 2015, versus profit of £898m the year before


Sainsbury's results: what the analysts say

06 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Reactions to Sainsbury’s first loss in a decade

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Media bites 6 May: Sainsbury's, Tesco, M&S Subscription

06 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

sainsThe media examines Sainsbury’s first annual loss for a decade and the latest board departures at Tesco.

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City snapshot: Sainsbury's falls to first loss in a decade Subscription

06 May 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Sainsbury’s (SBRY) has recorded its first annual loss in a decade after property writedowns and other one-off charges took their toll. Plus Poundland presses ahead with 99p Stores bid, Finsbury Food Group acquires Johnstone’s Just Desserts and all the latest from the City.


Store-specific planogram to help Sainsbury's tailor shelves Subscription

04 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The new system would factor in each store’s equipment, space and sales to create tailored planograms so there was more space for the products customers wanted


F1-inspired fridge technology rolled out at Sainsbury's Subscription

02 May 2015 | By Andrew Don

The rollout comes after The Grocer broke the news in January that the chain was testing the technology in its Buckingham Local outlet

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Justin King the latest to face Egyptian prosecution

30 Apr 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

The former Sainsbury’s CEO was convicted last year, claims the Times, and although the conviction was overturned it is understood the Egyptians are appealing the acquittal

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Mike Coupe, Sainsbury's CEO, flies to Giza after Egyptian conviction

29 Apr 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The supermarket giant said today that Coupe, who vehemently denies the charges against him, had been left with no option but to attend an appeal hearing on Sunday

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Media bites: Mike Coupe's Egyptian conviction, Walmart, Reckitt Benckiser Subscription

29 Apr 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The major story this morning is The Times’ scoop that Sainsbury’s boss Mike Coupe has been sentenced to two years in jail by an Egyptian court.


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.

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Sainsbury's wins high-scoring Grocer 33 fight Subscription

14 May 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

A score of 70 or above across the board is rare, yet this week all stores performed exceptionally

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Sainsbury's was taking action even before losses were announced Subscription

06 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

While the market continues to be brutal, Sainsbury’s has the potential to be the least affected of the big four


Egyptian situation needn't slow down Coupe's Sainsbury's work Subscription

30 Apr 2015 | By James Halliwell

With a watertight alibi, it’s difficult to see the Egyptian prosecutions of Coupe and King being anything other than an embarrassing distraction

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Sainsbury's the last of the big four to roll out major job cuts Subscription

23 Apr 2015 | By Beth Brooks

 The question over Sainsbury’s announcement today is not so much why is it doing it, but why didn’t it do it sooner?

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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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