Sainsbury’s kicks off Argos Click & Collect service in convenience stores nationwide

Sainsbury’s kicks off Argos Click & Collect service in convenience stores nationwide   London, 2017-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Customers will be able to pick up their Argos and Tu orders from over 100 Sainsbury’s Local stores by the end of 2017. One year after the acquisition of Argos, this furthers Sainsbury’s strategy of serving […]

Sainsbury’s launches new pilot project – Fairly Traded

Sainsbury’s launches new pilot project – Fairly Traded   London, 2017-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has today (23 May 2017) launched an innovative pilot project – Fairly Traded – on key lines of bySainsbury’s tea. This new approach to sourcing will guarantee a minimum price and social premium while also, crucially, making farmers’ […]

Sainsbury’s to boost support for hundreds of thousands of farmers and workers

Sainsbury’s to boost support for hundreds of thousands of farmers and workers   London, 2017-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has today (23 May 2017) announced an ambitious new approach to the way it sources key crops and ingredients, from tea and prawns to coffee and bananas. It will empower its farmers to build […]

Sainsbury’s created 64 new local jobs with the opening of its 100th store in Scotland

Sainsbury’s created 64 new local jobs with the opening of its 100th store in Scotland   London, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has opened its 100th store in Scotland, creating 64 new local jobs. The 6,800 sq. ft store on Gordon Street in Glasgow was opened today by Keith Brown MSP (Cabinet Secretary […]

J Sainsbury plc announces the appointment of Phil Jordan as Group Chief Information Officer

J Sainsbury plc announces the appointment of Phil Jordan as Group Chief Information Officer   London, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today (05 May 2017) announces the appointment of Phil Jordan as Group Chief Information Officer (Group CIO). He will join the business in January 2018 and will be a member of Sainsbury’s […]

Sainsbury’s predicts Friday 23rd December to be its busiest day as shoppers stock up for Christmas

Sainsbury’s predicts Friday 23rd December to be its busiest day as shoppers stock up for Christmas   London, 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — A bumper trading day is predicted this Friday, as shoppers head in-store to stock up on Christmas essentials – in particular, sparkling wine. On what the retailer is dubbing “Fizz Friday”, […]

J Sainsbury plc welcomes new CFO Kevin O’Byrne

J Sainsbury plc welcomes new CFO Kevin O’Byrne   London, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today (07 November 2016) announces the appointment of Kevin O’Byrne as Chief Financial Officer. This follows the move of John Rogers from being CFO of J Sainsbury plc to CEO of Sainsbury’s Argos, following Sainsbury’s successful acquisition of Home Retail Group […]

Sainsbury’s announces the appointment of Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director

Sainsbury’s announces the appointment of Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director   London, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s today (30 September 2016) announces the appointment of Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director. Simon will report to Chief Executive Mike Coupe and be a member of Sainsbury’s Operating Board. Most recently Simon was […]

Sainsbury’s to open 200 Click & Collect points by the end of the year

Sainsbury’s to open 200 Click & Collect points by the end of the year   London, 2016-Sep-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following its recent acquisition of Home Retail Group plc, owner of Argos and Habitat, Sainsbury’s today ( 09 September 2016) unveiled plans for customers to shop whenever and wherever they like, by launching up […]

Sainsbury’s report identifies four ‘bin-fluences’ contributing to Britain’s food waste cycle

Sainsbury’s report identifies four ‘bin-fluences’ contributing to Britain’s food waste cycle   London, 2016-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new report by Sainsbury’s, studying the food waste patterns of 5,000 people, has identified the four ‘bin-fluences’ contributing to Britain’s food waste cycle. This report identifies the behaviours that lead to UK households wasting seven million […]

J Sainsbury plc successfully completed acquisition of Argos and Habitat owner, Home Retail Group plc

London, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today (02 September 2016) announces that is has successfully completed its acquisition of Home Retail Group plc – the owner of Argos and Habitat. Mike Coupe, Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s, said: “We are delighted our acquisition of Home Retail Group is now complete. The combination of Sainsbury’s and Home […]

Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe: We have traded well during the festive period in a highly competitive market

LONDON, 2016-01-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Good sales performance with like-for-like volume and transaction growth Total Retail sales for third quarter up 0.8 per cent (excl fuel), down 0.7 per cent (inc fuel) Like-for-like Retail sales for third quarter down 0.4 per cent (excl fuel), down 1.8 per cent (inc fuel) Over 30 million […]

Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe: We approached the half-way point in our 20×20 Sustainability Plan

LONDON, 2016-01-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — We’ve updated our sustainability strategy and we’re helping Swadlincote make food waste history. Lucy Bronze, one of the stars of the England Women’s Football World Cup squad, was named as an ambassador for Sainsbury’s Active Kids. Lucy will join existing ambassadors Daniel Sturridge, Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock […]

Sainsbury’s trials new supermarket layout and increased range of checkout options to make shopping easier

LONDON, 2015-10-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has today revealed details of the trials it is carrying out at six of its supermarkets across the UK to respond to new and emerging shopping trends. The changes being tested, including a radically different supermarket layout and an increased range of checkout options, are designed to […]

Sainsbury’s Q2 Trading Statement for the 16 weeks to 26 September 2015

LONDON, 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Strategy progressing well in a challenging market Total Retail sales for second quarter up 0.3 per cent (excl fuel), down 1.8 per cent (inc fuel) Like-for-like Retail sales for second quarter down 1.1 per cent (excl fuel), down 3.3 per cent (inc fuel) Volume and transactions grow as […]

Sainsbury’s launches £10 million project to tackle household food waste

LONDON, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s is launching a £10 million project to tackle household food waste with a bold five year plan that could transform communities across the UK. Committing £10 million over five years to tackle household food waste and more Will spend £1 million transforming one UK town as a […]

Sainsbury’s will award 137,000 colleagues with pay increase of 4%

LONDON, 2015-8-28— /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s will award 137,000 colleagues working in stores across the country an industry-leading pay increase of 4%, taking Sainsbury’s standard rate of pay to £7.36 per hour, effective from 30 August. This is the highest pay increase for store colleagues the company has awarded in over a decade. Takes […]

LloydsPharmacy to acquire Sainsbury’s pharmacy business for £125m

LONDON, 2015-7-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury Plc (Sainsbury’s) and Celesio AG, owner of Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd (LloydsPharmacy), today announce the formation of a strategic partnership that will see LloydsPharmacy acquire Sainsbury’s pharmacy business for £125m. In addition, Sainsbury’s will receive commercial annual rent payments from LloydsPharmacy for each location. Sainsbury’s and LloydsPharmacy […]

J Sainsbury plc: Chief Financial Officer John Rogers will expand his role to include Business Development

LONDON, 2015-7-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc is today announcing changes to positions on the plc Board and Operating Board. John Rogers, Chief Financial Officer, will expand his role to include Business Development.  Helen Buck, who previously had responsibility for this area, will be stepping down from the Operating Board on 31 July. In his […]

Sainsbury’s 20×20 Sustainability Plan: £52 million donated to charities and other good causes in 2014/15

LONDON, 2015-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — We have donated £52 million to charitable causes in 2014/15 and we look forward to supporting Carers UK for the fifth year running. Our values Sainsbury’s 20×20 Sustainability Plan Download related images Healthier baskets: We have launched a number of products to inspire our customers with new ways […]

Sainsbury’s Chief Executive Mike Coupe on Q1 results: Trading conditions are still being impacted by strong levels of food deflation and a highly competitive pricing backdrop

Total Retail sales for first quarter down 0.6 per cent (excl fuel), down 2.3 per cent (inc fuel) Like-for-like Retail sales for first quarter down 2.1 per cent (excl fuel), down 3.7 per cent (inc fuel) LONDON, 2015-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mike Coupe, Chief Executive, said: “Trading conditions are still being impacted by strong […]

Sainsbury’s Q4 CSR Update: Commitment to sourcing with integrity reinforced through Dairy Development Group Cost of Production model

LONDON, 2015-3-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commitment to sourcing with integrity reinforced through Sainsbury’s Dairy Development Group Cost of Production model Our values Sainsbury’s 20×20 Sustainability Plan Download related images Announced on Red Nose Day that our customers, colleagues and suppliers helped to raise £11.5 million for Comic Relief, with further funds still due […]

Sainsbury’s: Volume and like-for-like transactions increase across the business as new customers discover our great value

LONDON, 2015-3-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Positive response to price investment as volume and like-for-like transactions increase Download related material Download related images Total Retail sales for fourth quarter down 0.3 per cent (excl fuel), down 2.7 per cent (inc fuel) Like-for-like Retail sales for fourth quarter down 1.9 per cent (excl fuel), down […]

Argos and Sainsbury’s team to open 10 new Argos digital stores within existing Sainsbury’s supermarkets

LONDON, 2015-1-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Argos, the UK’s leading general merchandise retailer and Sainsbury’s, the UK’s second largest grocer, have teamed up to open 10 new Argos digital stores within existing Sainsbury’s supermarkets. This will bring extra choice and convenience to Sainsbury’s and Argos’ customers who will have access to the combined ranges […]

Sainsbury’s Q3 total retail sales down 2.5 per cent (inc fuel); 29.5 million customer transactions in the 7 days before Christmas

LONDON, 2015-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Good sales performance in a tough market. Download related material Download related images Total Retail sales for third quarter down 0.4 per cent (excl fuel), down 2.5 per cent (inc fuel) Like-for-like Retail sales for third quarter down 1.7 per cent (excl fuel), down 3.9 per cent (inc […]

Sainsbury’s Q3 CSR update: Continued progress against our 20×20 Sustainability Plan across all five values

LONDON, 2015-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s Q3 CSR update: Continued progress against our 20×20 Sustainability Plan across all five values Our values Sainsbury’s 20×20 Sustainability Plan Download related images Celebrated 20 years of partnership with The Royal British Legion and ran our biggest ever campaign in support of the Poppy Appeal Reformulated our own-brand […]

Sainsbury’s announced over 1,000 price cuts on some of its most popular products

LONDON, 2015-1-7 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s has today announced over 1,000 price cuts on some of its most popular products – including British essentials for a Sunday lunch or a full English breakfast. The retailer is using an annual £150m price investment to cut regular prices on over 1,000 of the most popular […]