Sainsbury's news

03 May 2019
Sainsbury’s has promised to eliminate the use of difficult-to recycle dark coloured plastics across its fresh foods products by the end of 2019 and entirely by March 2020. ‘Pre-cycle’ trial scheme Sainsbury’s plans to implement a trial scheme that enables customers to ‘pre-cycle’ by providing a section where they can get rid of unwanted primary and secondary packaging in store which can be ...
25 October 2018
Connected washing machines and a robot delivering gin. These were just two of the unexpected things I experienced at last week’s IGD Digital Commerce event. I attended the second day of this visionary event, and I took away quite a few insights and reflections from the day. You’ll be aware that the IGD Supply Chain Summit is coming soon, and I’m sure that will be just as insightful a d...
16 October 2018
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has revealed the issues it will scrutinise for its in depth investigation into the proposed Sainsbury's - Asda merger. The investigation will consider how the merger may affect competition in each of the product markets in which it operates, at both a national level and in each local area. Focus on outcomes for shoppers Central to the inquiry will ...
30 April 2018
Following Saturday's announcement that the UK's second and third largest grocers were in advanced negotiations to merge, the two retailers have now outlined how they expect to execute combining the Sainsbury's and Asda businesses. Key features of the merger The combined group would create one of the UK's leading grocery, general merchandise and clothing groups, with combined revenues o...
20 April 2018
Sainsbury's has become the UK's first grocer to trial electric cargo bicycles for its grocery home delivery service. Speed and environmental advantages The trial will test the potential for electric bikes as a more efficient way to deliver groceries to customers in congested cities and offers distinct advantages. Bikes can make use of cycle and bus lanes and can achieve point to point del...
18 October 2017
Following a trial, Sainsbury’s is to roll out 1 hour delivery in parts of London. Expanding to 70,000 London postcodes Sainsbury’s began trailing its Chop Chop app last year. The service enables customers to order up to 25 products and have them delivered to their homes within an hour via bicycle for a charge of £4.99 per order. The retailer is now expanding its delivery area from Pimlico a...
16 August 2017
Sainsbury's has launched a trial 30 minute click & collect service using its Chop Chop app. In so doing it becomes the first UK grocer to offer a sub one hour collection option. Extending Chop Chop The trial will operate from the retailer's Pimlico store and enable customers to collect up to 25 items 30 minutes after placing their order. The service is being offered free of charge...
20 July 2017
Analyst opinion: Following the announcement of GS1’s Digital DNA programme charter, Chris considers how data management has changed, and what opportunities can be created from sharing data. Not so long ago, common supply chain tasks, like placing an order with a supplier, involved a pen, a piece of paper and a fax machine. How times have changed! Our transition into the digital age, supported ...
27 February 2017
Sainsbury's is looking for new sites for its same day delivery trial, following an encouraging response at its initial 30 sites according to reports in The Grocer. Accelerating order fulfilment The service was launched in three stores in the South-East in July 2016 and expanded to 30 stores across the country by the end of December. Customers in the catchment of these stores can order groceri...
16 November 2016
In his latest blog, Chris Irish takes a look at how the online channel has fundamentally changed the face of retail across the world. Last month, IGD held its Online and Digital Summit in London. The event shined a spotlight on something we’ve known for a while now: Online has fundamentally changed the face of retail across the world. Research from IGD’s ShopperVista service suggests that ne...