Sainsbury's news

15 May 2020
Sainsbury’s expands Chop Chop, its fast grocery delivery service by bike, to 50 stores across 20 cities. First time outside of London The retailer is rolling out its rapid bike delivery service for the first time outside the boundaries of the capital.  According to Sainsbury’s, once the 50-store roll out is completed, 3.2 million households will be able to benefit from the service. Chop ...
09 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Multiples update: Tesco releases annual results and updates on COVID-19: More normal shopping behaviour has resumed after a surge in demand for certain items in the first few weeks of the crisis caused sales uplifts of c.30%. Grocery home shopping capacity has been in...
06 April 2020
In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK: Market update: GB grocery market sees fastest growth on record. Market growth for the 12 weeks to 22 March was +7.6%, the fastest rate in over a decade, according to Kantar. The rapid growth was driven by a 20.6% surge in sales over the last four weeks. More details here ...
18 March 2020
In an email to customers, Sainsbury’s has outlined a number of actions it is taking in the coming days, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the impacts it has had on the grocery retail.  The actions revolve around improving on-shelf availability and last mile delivery capabilities and prioritising elderly and vulnerable customers. Click and collect expansion From Monday 23 rd March Sa...
02 March 2020
Starting from the 26 th of February, customers at Sainsbury’s Harringay superstore will be able to stock up on Ecover washing up liquid and laundry detergent from a refill station, using a bottle that can be used up to 50 times. Source: Sainsbury’s The trial, which is set to be extended to a further 19 stores later this year, has the potential to save over a million tonnes of plastic ...
04 November 2019
Retailers are looking at ways to limit the use of plastic throughout their supply chains. The initiatives aim to balance the need to protect the quality of products, while also reducing their use of plastic and, therefore, their impact on the environment. We look at four ways retailers are aiming to reduce their use of plastics. Asda launches plastic free herbs Asda has introduced plastic-f...
23 October 2019
Food and grocery delivery service Deliveroo has signed up more than 200 independent and symbol convenience stores and off licences in London, according to reports from The Grocer. On-demand grocery deliveries In an effort to expand its reach of on-demand grocery delivery, Deliveroo has signed up over 200 symbol and independent convenience stores across London. Partner retailers include Budgen...
13 September 2019
Sainsbury’s has committed to slash its plastic packaging by half by 2025, through the introduction of alternative refill options and materials. A “transformational leap in thinking” required Sainsbury’s is co-hosting a summit on the 13th of September with the Natural Environment Research council (NERC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), which brings together suppliers, researchers ...
28 August 2019
Sainsbury’s is testing a reverse vending technology designed by Tomra Collection Solutions, a reverse vending specialist. The solution is compatible with glass, PET bottles and cans. The trial, which will take place in Newbury, Berkshire is a first of its kind in England due to the inclusion of glass. This is made possible by a new machine, capable of compacting material. Sainsbury’s will trial ...
30 July 2019
Sainsbury’s is set to use natural CPET, a form of recyclable plastic, as a replacement of the black plastic trays used in chilled ready meals. Eventually removing 1003 tonnes of hard to recycle plastic annually The retailer plans to introduce the new material across its chilled ready meals range by November. The move forms part of Sainsbury’s plan to reduce, reuse, replace and recycle more ...