Argos’s AW17 jewellery collection makes its debut this week at Britain’s Next Top Model

Argos’s AW17 jewellery collection makes its debut this week at Britain’s Next Top Model

 

London, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Argos jewellery hits the runway this week as the hotly anticipated new series of Britain’s Next Top Model returns to TV screens on Thursday 19 October 2017.

The first episode broadcast exclusively on Lifetime will see head judge, Abbey Clancy, task new recruits to take part in a Princess photoshoot – accessorising exclusively with stunning jewellery from leading jewellery retailer, Argos.

The 13 wannabe models look every bit the princess as they adorn themselves with pieces from two of Argos’s AW17 jewellery collections.  The brand-new Revere range includes comprises beautiful, timeless jewellery to suit all budgets and the Abbey Clancy collection, designed by the model herself, incorporates stunning fashion-led statement pieces.

Highlights featured in the show include:

  • Brummie beauty Alisia Grant showcases the Abbey Clancy Silver Colour Drop Necklet (£64.99), a unique piece featuring round cubic zirconia stones that will turn heads whether you’re strutting on the cat walk or the side walk.  Alisia also wears the Revere Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Multi Crossover Band (£19.99), a sophisticated ring with a dazzling design.
  • Essex shopaholic Sophia Chawki looks striking in the Revere Silver Round Cubic Zirconia Halo Pendant (£39.99). The hand crafted 18” sterling silver chain features a 1.00ct look of diamond and flawless sparkle and it really is fit for a princess.
  • Fashion student Louisa Northcote from London looks sensational in Abbey Clancy Rose Gold Colour Circle Drop Earrings(£39.99). These on-trend hoops are the perfect eye-catching accessory to add a touch of class to your look day or night.

Abbey Clancy said: “I’m loving working with all our new models and it was so fun seeing them accessorise for their first shoot with designs from my new AW Argos jewellery range. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing women wear my collection, bringing the pieces to life with their own unique style.”

Argos jewellery buyer Jo Rowland said: “We’re delighted to have Argos jewellery feature in the first episode of the new series of Britain’s Next Top Model.  It’s clear to see that this year’s contenders are really committed – and they just wowed us all with their professionalism when modelling the brand new Revere and Abbey Clancy collections.”

The new series of Britain’s Next Top Model premieres on Thursday 19 October at 9pm exclusively on Lifetime, available on Sky 156, Virgin 208, TalkTalk 329 and BT 329.

Contact:

press_office@sainsburys.co.uk
020 7695 7295

Source: Sainsbury

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Argos unveils stunning 1.00 CT diamond cluster engagement ring

Argos unveils stunning 1.00 CT diamond cluster engagement ring

 

London, 2017-Aug-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — As style icon Millie Mackintosh reveals her breathtaking engagement ring to the world, leading digital retailer, Argos has released an almost identical version, for a fraction of the price.

The stunning 1.00 CT diamond cluster ring, set in luxurious yellow 9 CT gold is hardly distinguishable from the Made in Chelseastar’s newest bling accessory which she unveiled for the first time on ITV’s Lorraine today since getting engaged to Made in Chelsea co-star Hugo Taylor last month.

Argos jewellery buyer Jo Roland said: “Millie’s beautiful engagement ring is a classic piece that makes a real statement. For those who love the look but don’t have the Made in Chelsea budget, our Revere 9ct Gold 1.00ct Diamond Cluster Ring for only £899.99 is the perfect choice whether you’re showing it off on King’s Road or not!”

For further information, samples or images, please contact:
media.relations@argos.co.uk
0845 120 4365
@argos_news

Source: Sainsbury

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Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more initiative to tackle food waste

LONDON, 2016-Apr-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Representatives from towns and communities across the UK gathered in Derby to pledge to cut their food waste as part of Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more initiative. The event brought over 35 towns together for the first time to spur on their shared objective to tackle food waste in their area while saving money.

  • UK communities rally together for the first time as part of Waste less, Save more
  • Over 35 towns from 22 counties pledge to reduce their food waste at Derby event as part of Sainsbury’s £10 million investment to cut food waste
  • Key speakers include leading waste experts from OLIO, Hubbub and FoodCycle to inspire hundreds to waste less food and save each household £350 a year

Covering 22 counties, attendees included representatives from Brighton and Cambridge through to Oldham and Durham. The event was part of Sainsbury’s five year Waste less, Save more plan to help households across the country significantly reduce their food waste. The passion from these communities scattered across the UK shows the united desire to cut food waste which on average costs each household £700 a year.

The event was the first step on our journey to empower towns up and down the country to reduce food waste, on the day they heard from some of the leading experts in waste, got their hands on the latest technology such as a ‘smarter’ bin and fridge and tasted products made from surplus food. The interactive displays gave attendees insight into the small changes that could be done at home.

Speaking at the event, Sainsbury’s Head of Sustainability, Paul Crewe was joined by leaders from the most creative businesses in the fight against food waste, including Clare Skelton from FoodCycle, a charity who source and prepare surplus food to feed those affected by food poverty; Michael Barsties from food-sharing app OLIO; and Trewin Restorick from Hubbub, a social enterprise focusing on sustainability.

Paul Crewe, Sainsbury’s Head of Sustainability, said: “This event is the first step in galvanising nationwide support to drastically cut down the amount of food we throw away.  I was impressed to hear what communities up and down the country are already doing and I hope these towns feel empowered to do a lot more.”

Jackie Young from Plymouth said: “Running a green campaign can often be very lonely, the challenge is huge and progress is often slow. This event was a heartening reminder that we aren’t alone in our quest to reduce food waste and that communities across the UK are determined to make real change. I’m looking forward to working with others in the South West to help our residents cut down on their waste for the betterment of their finances as well as the environment.”

Clare Skelton from FoodCycle spoke at the event and added: “We can all be guilty of throwing away good food, however it only takes a little bit of creativity to save it going in the bin.  For example, we are often using stale bread to make croutons to serve with soups and salads, or make it into bread and butter pudding. Fruit that is old or bruised is perfect to make a delicious smoothie or compote.”

Waste less, Save more started with Sainsbury’s nationwide search for one community to lead the charge on reducing household food waste.  Swadlincote in South Derbyshire beat off 188 other applications including today’s attendees to pioneer the project and receive £1 million investment over 12 months to trial some of the latest ideas and technology in reducing waste.

As a result of the trial, the retailer is aiming to cut household food waste by 50% within 12 months, which means a saving of £350 a year for every household in Swadlincote.

Since the initiative began in January, residents of Swadlincote have trialled fridge thermometers, leftovers label stickers, the food sharing app Olio, smarter kitchen appliances as well as an education programme for school children. £300,000 has just been awarded as part of the investment to fund local projects such as ‘food saver champions’, bin stickers and a ‘community fridge’ which will be the first in the UK. As part of Sainsbury’s five year plan the best ideas will be used as a blueprint for towns across the UK.

For all the latest news and food tips visit www.sainsburys.co.uk/waste and follow #WasteLessSaveMore

For corporate press enquiries please contact press_office@sainsburys.co.uk or call 020 7695 7295.

Source: J. Sainsbury plc

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Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more initiative to tackle food waste

Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more initiative to tackle food waste

Sainsbury supports Seafood Week 2015, 9th-16th October

LONDON, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — Friday 9th October marks the start of Seafood week, and runs until Friday 16th October. So, o-fish-ially it’s on for 8 days but it would be a shame to not squeeze in two fish Fridays.

Seafood Week 2015 is run by Seafish – the UK authority on seafood to support a profitable, sustainable and socially responsible fishing industry – it’s all about encouraging more people, to eat more fish, more often.  There are lots of health benefits to eating fish, and as fish and seafood is so versatile to prepare and cook there are lots of tasty ways to serve it up.  We’re showing our support and encouraging our customers and colleagues to be involved through recipes and inspiration online.

Seafish has chosen to promote a different fish each day and we’ll be focusing on this through our twitter and facebook using #SeafoodWeek. So if it’s Mackerel or, even Haddock that takes your fancy we’ll be on hand to give you recipes or info about the daily species.

As the largest retailer of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable fish in the UK for the fourth year running, and our commitment that all the fish we sell will be independently certified as sustainable by 2020 we think it’s important to encourage consumers to eat fish more regularly, and to think more broadly than the ‘Big 5’ which are the top 5 fish that make up for 80% of sales in the UK, these are – Cod, Haddock, Salmon, Tuna and Prawns. That’s why over the last few years we’ve run our Switch the Fish campaign to encourage our customers to try lesser known species like Lemon Sole and Hake.

Here are a few recipes to get you started:

Day one – Quick and easy fish curry

Day two – Mussels with parsley and wine

Day three – Pan-fried mackerel with kale, beetroot and blood orange salad

Look out for our updates throughout the week and for more information visit www.seafoodweek.co.uk

Ally Dingwall, Aquaculture & Fisheries Manager

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Sainsbury supports Seafood Week 2015, 9th-16th October

Sainsbury supports Seafood Week 2015, 9th-16th October

Sainsbury’s now stocks 100% British Red and Green chillies

Sainsbury’s is now stocking 100% British Red and Green chillies, with the season expected to last until at least September.

LONDON, 2015-7-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — The British chillies have been grown in various UK locations including Bedfordshire, Jersey and West Sussex with one of our growers being UK company Barfoot’s Cropping. The high sunshine levels and low rainfall in these areas make them ideal locations for the glasshouse growing. The farm work with Sainsbury’s to produce varietals such as Serenade, Fresno, Jalapeno and Breva, and also supplies the retailer with Scotch Bonnets (scoville heat 100,000 – 350,000), which are also all currently British in stores.

British chillies are available from Sainsbury’s between May and November and are 100% UK grown on the following products from July:

Thomas Lapraik, from Barfoot’s says: “We’ve been working with Sainsbury’s for 8 years and are pleased to be able to offer customers 100% home-grown Red, Green & Scotch Bonnet chillies in stores. My favourite chilli is the Breva variety. It has a lovely shape with just the right amount of flavour kick that is user friendly in the kitchen”.

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Sainsbury’s now stocks 100% British Red and Green chillies

Sainsbury’s now stocks 100% British Red and Green chillies

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 in the convenience of a Sainsbury’s supermarket.

These new format Argos digital stores will provide customers with a choice of over 20,000 non-grocery products which they can either buy instantly in store via tablets, or reserve online for easy collection within hours, the same or the following day. An extended range of around 40,000 products can also be ordered in store for home delivery. The Argos digital stores in Sainsbury’s will range in size from around 1,000 to over 5,000 square feet.

The combination of Argos digital stores and Sainsbury’s supermarkets will create a compelling and complementary product offer and provide the convenience that customers are increasingly looking for from their local supermarket. The 10 digital stores will open by summer this year.

Mike Coupe, Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s, said: “These 10 Argos stores will complement our supermarket offer, giving customers the opportunity to shop for an extended range of non-food items. They will bring something new and different to our customers, and fit well with our strategy of making our supermarkets more convenient. As well as looking at carefully selected partners, we continue to roll out our ranges of own brand clothing and general merchandise in our supermarkets to give customers even more choice and value.”

John Walden, Chief Executive of Home Retail Group, said: “Our new distribution model allows us to provide customers in any Argos location with a choice of around 20,000 lines within hours, regardless of the size or stocking capacity of the store. This strategic capability has opened up options for a variety of new Argos stores and formats, and the possibility that we can now cost-effectively reach more customers and neighbourhoods with an Argos presence. I look forward to the results of the 10 store programme with Sainsbury’s and to understanding the full potential of this exciting opportunity.”

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

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