Sainsbury's news

01 November 2016
Sainsbury’s has signed a deal to lease a specialist frozen distribution centre at Prologis Park Pineham, Northampton. 30,000 sq m facility The facility will be built next to Sainsbury’s existing distribution centre at Prologis’ logistics park, strategically located at Junction 15a of the M1 in Northampton in the East Midlands. The 30,000 sq m facility will be the first building in the second ...
25 October 2016
It’s all change in supply chain. With technology moving forward ever faster, it’s a struggle to keep up with developments and innovations. But what if you could stay ahead of the curve? That would be the game-changer. And that's what IGD's Supply Chain Summit 2016 is all about. Focus on technology The first session will look at future technologies in the supply chain, from the development...
04 October 2016
Sainsbury's has appointed Simon Roberts as retail and operations director. He will report to CEO Mike Coupe and be a member of the operating board, and is expected to join Sainsbury's by next July. Roberts will replace Roger Burnley who has left Sainsbury's to take up the role of deputy chief executive and COO of Asda this month. Leadership experience from Boots and M&S Roberts joins with ext...
26 September 2016
Sainsbury's has stepped up its online grocery capacity in London with the opening of a state-of-the-art fulfilment centre. Vital extra capacity to meet London demand in the capital Located in Bromley-by-Bow, East London, the opening of the 185,000 sq ft centre comes three years after Sainsbury's first announced plans to open the facility. It will be able to fulfil up to 25,000 orders per week...
13 September 2016
Sainsbury's has announced an expansion of its click and collect points to 200 in stores across the UK, this comes after the takeover of Home Retail Group. New click and collect offer Sainsbury's will open 200 click and collect points in-store by the end of 2016. Since the launch of its click and collect groceries service in March 2015, online orders have continued to grow, with the service ...
15 August 2016
GS1 has formed a retail grocery advisory board which will focus on the perfect order and digital DNA. Improving efficiencies The board aims to provide better customer experience whilst improving efficiencies throughout the supply chain. Members include major retailers (ASDA, Boots, Co-op, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose) and manufacturers (Coca Cola Enterprises, Dairy Crest...
02 August 2016
Sainsbury's is planning to double the number of products available on Alibaba's Tmall marketplace platform. The intention is to sell 100 Sainsbury's branded products across four categories – British Breakfast, Drinks, Organic and Baby. There are also plans for more ranges to be added in the autumn. A successful trial Sainsbury's relationship with Tmall started in September last year, j...
25 July 2016
Sainsbury's is to start a same-day delivery service at three stores in London, before rolling the service out to 30 stores by Christmas. The three stores taking part in the same-day delivery trial are the Sainsbury's at Streatham Common, Richmond and Brookwood in Surrey. Sainsbury’s offer The service will allow customers who order by 12pm to have their shopping delivered to t...
19 July 2016
Sainsbury's has announced that it has competed its programme to remove food multi-buys ahead of schedule. Announced back in February and due to be fully implemented by the end of August, the initiative is a key element of Sainsbury's value simplicity programme to establish lower regular prices to meet shopper demand. Positive response from shoppers The ending of multi-buys repres...
20 June 2016
Improving efficiencies in logistics will be a top priority for the new Sainsbury’s and Wincanton distribution contract. A 25-year relationship Sainsbury’s has renewed a longstanding logistics contract with Wincanton with a new five-year deal, which means the companies have worked together for more 25 years. The top priority for the renewed distribution contract will be improving effici...