Sainsbury’s pumpkin-tastic facts

Sainsbury’s pumpkin-tastic facts
Sainsbury’s pumpkin-tastic facts

 

London, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s that time of year again when we get busy carving freaky faces into pumpkins to give our neighbours a fright on 31 October.

If you want to do the right thing and get the most from your pumpkin, here are some handy hints and tips.

Sainsbury’s pumpkin-tastic facts:

  • Sainsbury’s stocks six main types of pumpkin at Halloween:
    • Carving Pumpkins (run-of-the-mill pumpkins)
    • Monster Pumpkins (giant pumpkins)
    • Ghost pumpkins (off-white pumpkins)
    • Superfreaks (ugly, warty pumpkins)
    • Munchkins (teeny, tiny pumpkins)
    • Standard eating pumpkins (for cooking)
    • Except for a few Munchkins, all the rest of our pumpkins are British
    • Carving pumpkins are specially grown for their size and colour – so you get the best-looking pumpkin to put on your doorstep
    • Carving pumpkins tend to be stringier and more watery than pumpkins grown for eating.  Therefore, if you do want to use the insides for cooking once they’ve been scooped out – we recommend using them for pumpkin soup.  Here’s a recipe for delicious curried pumpkin soup https://www.homemadebyyou.co.uk/recipes/soups/curried-pumpkin-soup
    • You can also scoop out the pumpkin seeds and bake them in the oven on a low heat
    • Do dispose of your pumpkins responsibly and either put them in the garden compost or in your food waste

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Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more: 1.8 million full roast dinners wasted every month in UK

Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more: 1.8million full roast dinners wasted every month in UK
Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more: 1.8million full roast dinners wasted every month in UK

 

London, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Britons prepare 108 million on average every month, eat one per week, and half of people rank it as their favourite autumn meal. But despite our love affair with the roast dinner, we waste a fifth (17%) of every one we make.

As the nation adjusts to the changing season, Sainsbury’s has already seen demand for roast ingredients rocket with potatoes perfect for roasties up 21 percent, beef joints up 12 percent, Horseradish sauce up 37 percent and Yorkshire puds have rocketed by 38 percent over the last four weeks.

However, despite our fondness for them, almost a fifth of every roast ends up in the bin, equating to 1.8 million full roast dinners every month in the UK, according to new research from the Sainsbury’s Waste less, Save more campaign.

What’s more, a closer look reveals that it really is a case of ‘meat and two veg’ as we throw out double the amount vegetables (27%) compared to meat (13%).

On the flip side, the roast dinner ingredient we’re least likely to bin is the good old Yorkshire pudding, with 72% of people saying they eat all of their Yorkshire pud every time.  With eight out of ten (81%) agreeing, it’s Yorkshiremen and women who are most likely to eat all of their Yorkshire puddings compared with other areas of the country.

“Rediscovering the roast dinner is one of the joys of autumn, especially since 43% of people say it’s the meal they’re most likely to eat with their families”, commented Paul Crewe, Head of Sustainability Energy, Engineering & Environment at Sainsbury’s.  “But we need to be careful that our enthusiasm for the British dish doesn’t leave us with more than we can eat –  becoming a nation of ‘Roast-Binners.’

“And it’s not just food we could save –  the average roast dinner for a family of four costs around £14**, meaning we’re throwing away £2.80 in leftovers. That’s £145.60 a year that families could pocket”

As part of its ‘Waste less, Save more’ campaign to reduce the 4.2 million tonnes of unnecessary food waste in the UK, Sainsbury’s found that 39% of people leave leftover food every time they eat with a quarter (24%) saying they are unsure of how to reuse or store leftovers, and half (50%) don’t have the right equipment in their kitchens to do so.

Paul Crewe at Sainsbury’s continues, “Respondents told us they wished they knew more about managing and cooking food at home, and we’re dedicated to helping them do so, which is why we recently launched our first nationwide advertising campaign to help shoppers waste less food and save more money.”

In the town of Swadlincote, where Sainsbury’s has invested £1 million to test new innovations in food reduction techniques, residents are taking part in the supermarket’s latest initiative, the ‘Zero Waste Kitchen Challenge’.

During the three-month trial, 50 households will receive £100 in vouchers, which can be spent on products that will help them cut down on food waste. Everything from smoothie-makers to portion baskets for pasta are on offer.

Continuing, Paul Crewe commented, “We hope the trial will tell us which items, advice or events people find most useful in helping reduce the amount of food they throw away. They’ll be give regular updates, participate in an online group and complete food waste diaries so we can collect a rich set of insights.”

ELEMENTS MOST LIKELY TO BE ROAST-BINNED:

  1. Roast potatoes
  2. Parsnips
  3. Carrots
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Broccoli
  6. Meat
  7. Sauce (including gravy)
  8. Peas
  9. Stuffing
  10. Yorkshire pudding

To find out more tips and tricks to reduce your food waste, and more about Sainsbury’s mission to help the nation Waste less, Save more visit: https://wastelesssavemore.sainsburys.co.uk/

SAINSBURY’S TOP TIPS TO AVOID BEING A ‘ROAST BINNER’ THIS AUTUMN:

        1. Turn roast lamb into a Mediterranean salad

Lamb is an especially flexible meat, and if planned properly can be cooked once and used for different style meals throughout the week

  2. Make a roast potato curry

Roast potato tikka masala is an easy way to use any leftover roasties. Drizzle tikka sauce over potatoes and fry until warm. Add as part of your normal curry recipe. Speed the process up and reheat your leftovers adding a jarred curry sauce as you go.

 3.  Learn to make catch-all meals for little bits

Rice bowls, salad, pizza, and soup all lend themselves to catch all the small portions from the week.

     4. Freeze It

Roast dinners have a variety of ingredients, so don’t let them go to waste if they don’t get used in that serving. Most food can be frozen (unless it’s been frozen before) and used another time!

  5. Roast dinner waste cake

Roast Dinners are good, but imagine a roast dinner cake! There have been increasingly more recipes for this type of cake, but this is our favourite! ROAST DINNER WASTE CAKE.

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Sainsbury’s launches new and improved desserts in stores this month

Sainsbury’s launches new and improved desserts in stores this month
Sainsbury’s launches new and improved desserts in stores this month

 

London, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — This month, Sainsbury’s customers will see a range of show stopping desserts in store. The 120-strong range of new and improved desserts, all in a brand new design, focusses on incorporating customers’ favourite flavours as well as introducing trend-led ingredients like quinoa, yuzu and the ever-popular, salted caramel.

There has also been an investment in the quality of ingredients across both the by Sainsbury’s and Taste the Difference ranges, with all of the desserts made using British cream and free-range eggs.

With autumn fast approaching and cosy nights in on the rise, customers can look forward to enjoying this new range with single, twin pack and sharing options. Some highlights from the revamped range are below:

  • Taste the Difference Sticky Gingerbread & Yuzu Pudding x2 £2.75 – All butter, date, oat and ginger sponge puddings with ginger and yuzu sauce; finished with crystallised ginger pieces
  • Taste the Difference Raspberry & Coconut Quinoa Crumble x2 £2.75 – Heritage raspberry compote topped with a butter-enriched quinoa, coconut and honey crumble
  • by Sainsbury’s Salted Caramel Profiterole Stack £2.50 – 12 choux buns arranged in a stack, filled with fresh cream, topped with a delicious salted caramel sauce and finished with a sprinkling of white chocolate decorations
  • by Sainsbury’s Banoffee Pie £3.50 – Digestive biscuit crumb base, topped with a banana & toffee sauce and fresh cream, finished with milk chocolate shavings and cocoa powder. The base is crispier than ever, with an increased banoffee layer – giving an even more intense hit of banoffee flavour

Other key improvements within the range include; improving our Taste the Difference pastry – with an increased buttery taste which delivers an even more crisp pastry. We have also improved the custard within all of our trifles for a more creamy texture and flavour.

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Sainsbury’s to extend vinyl records into 67 more stores across the country

Sainsbury’s to extend vinyl records into 67 more stores across the country
Sainsbury’s to extend vinyl records into 67 more stores across the country

 

London, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Following the success of the introduction of vinyl records in store earlier this year, Sainsbury’s will be extending the format into 67 more stores across the country. Records will now be available permanently in 238 stores and the range will be tripled from 20 to 60 titles. The new collection will launch in store on 14th October and will include a mix of contemporary and classic records along with 7 exclusive titles.

  • Vinyl records will be available in 238 stores from 14th October, with range of records tripling from 20 to 60 titles
  • New collection features titles including Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here, David BowieBlackstar, and Sainsbury’s exclusive editions from Madonna, Michael Buble, and Jethro Tull
  • Sainsbury’s now accounting for over 80% of the total grocery vinyl market

Following the success of the introduction of vinyl records in store earlier this year, Sainsbury’s will be extending the format into 67 more stores across the country. Records will now be available permanently in 238 stores and the range will be tripled from 20 to 60 titles. The new collection will launch in store on 14th October and will include a mix of contemporary and classic records along with 7 exclusive titles.

Sainsbury’s began selling vinyl in March this year for the first time since the 1980s and has been a huge success, selling over 81,000 records to date, with the best performing album Fleetwood Mac ‘Rumours’, selling 5,500 units year to date.

The new collection includes Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here and David Bowie Blackstar in addition to limited edition coloured vinyl exclusives such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood,Welcome to The Pleasure Dome (£20), Madonna, Like a Prayer (£16) and Jethro Tull, Aqua Lung (£18).   From 21st October, Sainsbury’s will also be taking an exclusive silver coloured edition of Michael Buble’s new album ‘Nobody But Me’.

Sean Cowland, Sainsbury’s Music Buyer said: “Following on from the unprecedented success we’ve seen since adding vinyl to our offer in March, we’ve extended the range to give our customers even more choice.  We’ve seen incredible sales from timeless classics such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Fleetwood Mac, but also a more leftfield selection, like N.WA and The Smiths.  By increasing the range, we can offer our customer a larger choice to enjoy in our stores.”

The full list of albums, which will be on sale in 238 stores across the UK, is as follows:

Artist Title Cost
AMY WINEHOUSE BACK TO BLACK £14.00
ARCTIC MONKEYS AM £20.00
BEATLES SGT PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND £16.00
BEATLES REVOLVER £16.00
BEATLES BEATLES £25.00
BEATLES RUBBER SOUL £16.00
BOB DYLAN BLONDE ON BLONDE £20.00
BOB DYLAN HIGHWAY 61 REVISTED £18.00
BOB MARLEY LEGEND £16.00
CURE DISINTEGRATION £18.00
CURTIS MAYFIELD SUPERFLY £16.00
DAVID BOWIE BLACKSTAR £20.00
DAVID BOWIE NOTHING HAS CHANGED £20.00
DAVID BOWIE HUNKY DORY £16.00
DAVID BOWIE ALADDIN SANE £18.00
DEPECHE MODE VIOLATOR VINYL £18.00
DIRE STRAITS BROTHERS IN ARMS £20.00
DR DRE 2001 £16.00
EAGLES THEIR GREATEST HITS 1971-1975 £14.00
EAGLES HOTEL CALIFORNIA £12.00
ELO ALL AROUND THE WORLD £20.00
ELO OUT OF THE BLUE £20.00
ELVIS PRESLEY PLATINUM COLLECTION £15.00
FLEETWOOD MAC RUMOURS £12.00
FLEETWOOD MAC GREATEST HITS £14.00
FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREDOME £20.00
GUNS N’ ROSES APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION £16.00
IRON MAIDEN NUMBER OF THE BEAST £16.00
JEFF BUCKLEY GRACE £18.00
JETHRO TULL AQUA LUNG £18.00
JOY DIVISION UNKNOWN PLEASURES £14.00
KILLERS HOT FUSS £16.00
LED ZEPPELIN LED ZEPPELIN IV £14.00
LED ZEPPELIN LED ZEPPELIN £14.00
MADONNA LIKE A PRAYER £16.00
MADONNA TRUE BLUE £16.00
NIRVANA IN UTERO £14.00
NIRVANA NEVERMIND £14.00
NWA STRAIGHT OUTTA  COMPTON £16.00
OASIS (WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY? (REMASTERED) £20.00
OASIS DEFINITELY MAYBE (REMASTERED) £20.00
OST PULP FICTION £14.00
PINK FLOYD WISH YOU WERE HERE £18.00
PINK FLOYD THE WALL £25.00
PINK FLOYD MEDDLE £18.00
PRIMAL SCREAM SCREAMADELICA £20.00
PRINCE SIGN O TIMES £14.00
PRINCE PURPLE RAIN OST £14.00
RAMONES RAMONES £14.00
SEX PISTOLS NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS £16.00
STEVIE WONDER INNERVISIONS £16.00
TALK TALK SPIRIT OF EDEN £18.00

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Sainsbury’s celebrates National Curry Week

Sainsbury’s celebrates National Curry Week
Sainsbury’s celebrates National Curry Week

 

London, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since its introduction to Britain (in 1747) the nation has fully embraced and continued to evolve classic Indian cuisine throughout the decades. With popular dishes such as Tandoori meats in the 1970s and the Balti in the 1980s and 1990s, many of the options on offer were anglicised versions of a limited number of classic Indian dishes. But as UK tastebuds become increasingly sophisticated and with a greater demand for authenticity, more flavoursome and exotic varieties are becoming available, further establishing Indian food as the nation’s favourite.

In fact a recent survey, commissioned by Sainsbury’s, revealed that alongside cupboard favourites such as chilli, ginger, paprika and cumin, we are also opting for more exotic ingredients when it comes to cooking curry: Sainsbury’s has reported that sales of garam masala are up by nearly a quarter (24%) in volume year on year whilst staples like cumin and coriander seed are also dramatically increasing in popularity, with sales of turmeric up 9%. Over a third (37%) of Brits are also willing to spend up to three hours in the kitchen perfecting the mix of spices for the best possible flavour for a home cooked curry.

With a long standing heritage of stocking Indian-style cuisine in store, Sainsbury’s first introduced classic Indian ingredients, such as curry powder and mango chutney, in 1920, representing a revolutionary addition to supermarket shopping for the time. Their first Indian ready meals included Chicken Tikka Biryani, Chicken Korma, Chicken Kadhai and Bombay Potato which were introduced to customers in 1989. Over 20 years on, Sainsbury’s stocks a range of 50 prepared Indian dishes and accompaniments, selling more than £61m per annum. In fact over two fifths (43%) of Brits would now opt for a ready meal over a takeaway, down to convenience and better value for money.

THE NATION’S CURRY HABITS

NATIONAL FAVOURITES

  • The nation selects Tikka Masala and Korma as their favourite dishes
  • Wales  tops the Scoville scale opting for Madras as their favourite dish
  • Beating rice to poll position, the UK opt for naan breads as their favourite side dish
  • The majority of the UK like their curry relatively hot whilst London buck the trend opting for milder recipes

ENJOYING CURRY

  • Brits will spend a whopping £30,331 on curry in their lifetime
  • 43% of Brits would now opt for a ready meal over a takeaway down to convenience and better value for money
  • Brits identified that curries aren’t just for the weekend, with nearly half of us saying we would eat curry any night of the week

Vishal Rew, New Product Development Controller, is a classically trained development chef at Noon and the mastermind behind Sainsbury’s curry ready meals, explains “The best curries need to be prepared in small batches, and finished by hand. We often start in our factory kitchens as early as 6 am, cooking over the course of the day. We gently simmer our curries, allowing the full flavour of the spices to come through. We use a mix of traditional recipes and special blend of spices that have been part of our family for decades, as well as experimenting with new flavours as tastes continue to evolve. We’d say one of the most important ingredient is the passion with which any dish is made!”

While the classics like Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Jalfrezi remain hugely popular, Sainsbury’s has identified a growing appetite for authentic and diverse Indian dishes which are more aromatic and lighter than some of the more traditional options.

Austin Wheeler, Product Developer at Sainsbury’s comments: “To ensure we’re able to meet the growing customer demand for Indian cuisine, we spend a lot of time tasting, sampling and trialling a range of curries. We review recipes and ideas from top chefs and new restaurants and visit those real hotbeds of Indian cuisine such as Bradford, Manchester’s Curry Mile and Brick Lane to create a truly authentic product. We recently launched our new and extensive range of Indian ready meals, which includes a selection of delicious main dishes such as our By Sainsbury’s Indian Tandoori Chicken with Raita Dip and our Taste the Difference hand stretched Chicken Balti-Topped Naan. We’ve also enhanced our range of vegetarian side dishes including By Sainsbury’s Sweet Potato and Red Onion Bhajis, By Sainsbury’s Tadka Daal and Taste the Difference Crispy Beetroot and Chilli Samosas. We’ve had some great feedback from our customers and will continue to evolve the range to suit changing palettes and preferences.”

To find out more about Sainsbury’s variety of spices and new Indian inspired ready meals or to see the full list of ready meals, visit us at www.sainsburys.com

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

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 Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President of Boots in the UK & Ireland.  Prior to this Simon was Managing Director of Boots UK, where he was responsible for leading retail and pharmacy activities in over 2,500 stores across the UK & Ireland.

Simon joined Boots as Regional Director in 2003 from Marks & Spencer, where for 14 years he held roles in Marks & Spencer’s stores and operations. Simon will join Sainsbury’s by July 2017.

Mike Coupe, Chief Executive of J Sainsbury Plc, said: “I am delighted to welcome Simon to Sainsbury’s. Simon is a very strong leader who is passionate about customers and colleagues.  He has extensive stores experience, is customer-centric in everything he does and I am confident he will make a fantastic contribution to Sainsbury’s and the Operating Board.”

Simon Roberts said: “I am thrilled to be joining Sainsbury’s, a brand I have admired and respected for many years, and particularly at such an exciting time for the business following its acquisition of Home Retail Group. I am really looking forward to joining Mike and the team and working with the 165,000 colleagues across Sainsbury’s stores and operations to help customers live well for less.”

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Sainsbury’s introduces milk-free coconut-based alternatives to cheese

Sainsbury’s introduces milk-free coconut-based alternatives to cheese
Sainsbury’s introduces milk-free coconut-based alternatives to cheese

 

London, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Great news for vegans and those with milk allergies or intolerances, Sainsbury’s has answer to your foodie cravings – milk-free coconut-based alternatives to cheese – available across the UK from today (28th September) in the Deliciously Freefrom range.

There are seven delicious coconut-based cheese alternatives to choose from, including:

  • Cheddar-Style – available both as a block and grated
  • Wensleydale-Style with Cranberries
  • Greek-Style – a coconut-based alternative to Feta
  • Cheddar-Style with Caramelised Onion
  • Soft Cheese-Style  – available in both Original and Garlic & Herb

In addition to making the perfect milk-free cheese board, the cheese-alternatives have been developed to be enjoyed in the same way as regular cheese – from melted on toast and stirred into pasta, to sprinkled over salads and deliciously whipped into the perfect frosting.

Alexa Masterson, Sainsbury’s Product Developer for Deliciously Freefrom comments: “We’re really proud to launch the widest range of supermarket own brand cheese-alternatives to the UK, including a number of products that are first to market. These cheese-alternatives, alongside our broader Deliciously Freefrom offering, allow our shoppers to prepare meals and enjoy products that they may have previously missed out on.”

Sainsbury’s research recently found that the most longed-for dishes for shoppers with allergens and intolerances are: pizza (82%), cheese board (77%), cheesecake (75%) and lasagne (73%). The cheese-alternatives, alongside other new Freefrom products, have been launched to help customers with food allergies and intolerances recreate their favourite meals.

The cheese alternatives are part of a full relaunch of the new Deliciously Freefrom range at Sainsbury’s with a host of new and improved products. These include products from across the whole store – from the frozen, canned & packaged and chilled aisles to ready meal choices like wheat, gluten and milk-free beef lasagne, or chilled wheat and gluten free pizzas, making it more convenient for customers with food allergies or intolerances to complete their food shop in one place.

As of May this year, the new Deliciously Freefrom range also incorporates a new way of communicating allergens and introduces market-leading front of pack allergen communication, designed to provide key allergen information at a glance, as well as a greater choice of better-tasting products. The range now includes labelling for three further allergens of egg, nut and soya, in addition to the existing wheat, gluten and milk labels, meaning those with dietary requirements can have more clarity on what is available to them.

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Sainsbury’s trials on-demand, one hour, grocery delivery service via its IOS Chop Chop App

Sainsbury’s trials on-demand, one hour, grocery delivery service via its IOS Chop Chop App
Sainsbury’s trials on-demand, one hour, grocery delivery service via its IOS Chop Chop App

 

London, 2016-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — More than 130 years since Sainsbury’s first offered a home delivery service by bicycle, the retailer is preparing to trial the service again with hundreds of thousands of customers living in Central London, via its IOS Chop Chop App.

Chop Chop enables customers to order up to 20 items from Sainsbury’s, via an IOS App, and have them delivered by bicycle within one hour, for a flat fee of £4.99.

Sainsbury’s is the first UK supermarket to test an on-demand, one hour, grocery delivery service; giving customers a new way to shop. Following a successful small trial in the Wandsworth area, from Wednesday (28 September) the retailer will add 35,699 more postcodes to its App and begin operating the service from its Pimlico store.

To run the service Sainsbury’s has recruited a team of 40 shoppers and cyclists.  As soon as an order is placed, Sainsbury’s colleagues in either its Wandsworth or Pimlico store will receive the information on an App and shop for the products. Another Sainsbury’s colleague will then deliver the order by bicycle. Customers pay via the App, and can track their order. If a product isn’t in stock the shopper will call them to ask if they want a substitute item.

Jon Rudoe, Sainsbury’s Director of Digital and Technology said: “This trial is part of our strategy to give our customers more options to shop with us whenever and wherever they want.  Speed of delivery is important to some customers, so we have brought back our bicycle service to test demand further.

“In Wandsworth customers are using the new one hour delivery service to buy forgotten items, or emergency goods when they cannot leave their home, or have invited guests on the spur of the moment.

“If it proves popular we might introduce it to other areas of London. It complements our same day delivery service which is available at selected London postcodes through our online groceries service.”

Sainsbury’s first offered home delivery from its Croydon Branch in 1882. Customers had to place orders at the store which were then delivered by carts, pulled by horses, or even delivered by hand. Bicycles and tricycles came in to use at the turn of the century and in 1915 Sainsbury’s purchased its first Model T Ford van.

For more information on the Chop Chop app click here

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