Sainsbury will be ready to start selling the entire Boots range at six large out-of-town superstores by early next year (The Grocer, July 14, p4) Some 10,000 Boots products will replace Sainsbury's existing range of 4,500 products in branded units of between 2,800 and 4,200 sq ft in stores. Customers will be able to tot up points on both Boots and Sainsbury loyalty cards when they pay for purchases at Sainsbury checkouts. But a spokeswoman said a joint loyalty card would not be necessary in the early stages of the pilot. The trial is the first step towards a trading agreement which could cover up to 100 of Sainsbury's larger out of town stores. {{NEWS }}