Sainsbury's news

02 August 2022
The UK retailer has pledged to support small businesses pioneering sustainable technologies through the Sainsbury’s Innovation Investments (S2I), a partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE). Supporting the Sainsbury’s net zero targets The venture will invest in start-up companies with “proof of concept” new and disruptive technologies that can support the retailer’s net zero goal...
23 March 2022
Sainsbury’s has partnered with Flexible Power Systems to design, develop and deploy a smart charging system for its electric refrigerated trailer. The trailers, first trialed last year and now integrated into Sainsbury’s’ lorry fleet, run their chiller units from batteries rather than diesel generators. The smart charging system will enable Sainsbury’s to optimise charging times and take ad...
26 October 2021
Sainsbury’s has committed to become net zero across its own operations by 2035, five years earlier than its original ambition. Extensive investment and innovation According to Sainsbury’s, the new target has been made possible following extensive investment and innovation, but also thanks to significant progress made in reducing operational emissions, a term that covers direct emissions (Sc...
24 September 2021
Sainsbury’s has announced the relaunch and expansion of its same day and one-hour rapid delivery as it evolves its online offer to cater for changing shopper preferences. Relaunch of same day delivery service Sainsbury’s will introduce same day delivery and collection services to 100 more stores by the end of October, so that customers ordering before midday can receive a delivery after 5pm...
09 July 2021
Sainsbury’s is the first UK retailer to roll out fully electric refrigerated trailers to its fleet. Five new electric refrigerated trailers According to Sainsbury’s, the trailer aspect of the lorry is 100 per cent electric, which means the fridges don’t emit carbon emissions or particulate matter such as dust, dirt, soot or smoke into the air and have low noise emissions. The new technology...
01 July 2021
Global food brands and a group of European supermarkets have teamed up with top food and environmental scientists to pilot front-of-pack environmental scores on food products from September. Who’s involved and how will it work? Among the major food brands involved in the pilot are Nestlé, Tyson Foods and Mash Direct.  As well as UK supermarkets Sainsbury’s, Co-op and M&S, Spanish supermarke...
25 June 2021
Sainsbury’s has introduced a new flexible plastic packaging recycling system following a successful trial in the North East of England. Rolled out to a total of 520 supermarkets According to the retailer, the new recycling system has been rolled out to a total of 520 supermarkets, allowing customers to recycle all flexible plastic packaging, including packaging such as crisp packets, food p...
18 February 2021
Sainsbury’s has introduced a new film recycling system in some of its stores. 63 stores across the North East Shoppers have the option now to recycle Polypropylene (PP) film in 63 stores across the North East. The retailer currently provides front of store collection points for Polyethylene (PE) film and carrier bags in over 600 supermarkets across the UK. According to Sainsbury’s, the in...
29 January 2021
Customers of Sainsbury’s Cockermouth store in Cumbria are able to order the full range of products via rapid delivery startup HyperLocal, as reported by The Grocer. Delivery in 20 minutes Thousands of Sainsbury’s Cockermouth store’s SKUs are available for delivery on the HyperLocal website. Orders are picked by personal shoppers with delivery in as little as 20 minutes. Residents within an ...
11 December 2020
Sainsbury’s is creating 12,000 seasonal roles to support customer demand for online grocery orders this Christmas. This number is almost double last year’s recruitment. It comes at the end of a year in which the retailer has more than doubled online grocery capacity and introduced Click & Collect to 200 more supermarkets. Focusing resources online The seasonal colleagues will help fulfil on...