Sainsbury’s is creating 150 new digital and technology jobs in Manchester over the next 18 months to expand its in-house digital and technology capability. Sainsbury's said building a strong in-house digital and technology team is a core part of the retailer’s
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 28 February 2016, show a small increase in supermarket sales which are up by 0.5% compared with a year ago. This is the fastest rate
The volume of items purchased from the UK’s leading supermarkets decreased year-on-year for the fifth consecutive month – according to global information and insights company Nielsen. During the four weeks ending 30 January 2016, sales volumes declined -0.8% – the last
Marketplace delivery expert Fastlane International says Sainsbury’s bid for Argos could transform eBay’s click and collect service. It’s welcome news for eBay traders following yesterday’s gloomy forecast for 2016. Click and collect is fast becoming the most convenient way for many
Sainsbury’s able to repurpose space with HRG deal but analysts remain unconvinced by stores’ customer overlap
Sainsbury's £1.3bn offer for Argos parent, Home Retail Group, could be a brave and decisive move - allowing the retailer to diversify its appeal, repurpose its store space and simplify its own offering, according to analysts.
Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, today announces a unique partnership with Sainsbury’s to supply Green gas for its stores. Wyke Farms, one of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors, has
Sainsbury’s plans to expand its Netto alliance is the best strategy for fighting the discount threat, according to leading retail analysts. Commenting on the retailer’s results for the three months to 9 January 2016 - Sainsbury’s posted a 0.4% fall in
Shoppers pocket the change over Christmas as one million more head to the discounters, Kantar Worldpanel reports
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 3 January 2016, showed no Christmas uplift for the British grocery market as sales fell by 0.2% on last year thanks to continuing price deflation.
Multi-channel offering at Argos would be boost for Sainsbury’s proposition, says e-commerce specialist
Acquiring Home Retail Group would have been a major coup for Sainsbury’s, according to the e-commerce agency, Ampersand. “Taking Argos, with its robust multi-channel offering, under its wing would have certainly boosted Sainsbury’s proposition," Darryl Adie, the Ampersand managing director,
Profitero analysis: how does Amazon Pantry’s product assortment and pricing compare with UK supermarkets?
Ryan Jepson, strategy & insight analyst, Profitero, assesses the impact of Amazon Pantry on online grocers in the UK
Jessops has opened its 50th store, rounding off a successful year of expansion in 2015. The new concession officially opened its doors to Christmas shoppers on Thursday 17 December, at Sainsbury’s in Emersons Green, Bristol.
Atheon Analytics uses EXASOL’s in-memory analytic database to bring UK retailers and suppliers better insights
Atheon Analytics, the specialist retail analytics consultancy working with some of the UK’s largest retailers and suppliers, has chosen EXASOL, the fast in-memory analytic database, to power its clients’ data visualisations. As a result, Atheon Analytics now benefits from superior
Sainsbury’s outperforms market for three consecutive months and lifts market share, latest Kantar Worldpanel data shows
Sainsbury’s increased sales by 1.2%, growing across its convenience, supermarket and online businesses and increasing its market share to 16.7%. Consumers continue to be drawn to the retailer’s ‘Taste the Difference’ range, and with sales of champagne and sparkling wine
Graze.com, the specialist at making good snacks exciting, reports it is outselling three leading confectionary brands in WH Smith since launching into stores in July.
Aldi and Lidl bag 10% share of the British grocery market for the first time, Kantar Worldpanel data shows
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 8 November 2015, show the combined share of discount retailers Aldi and Lidl has reached 10% of the British grocery market for the first time. Fraser
Baker Street, W1 is experiencing a significant change in its retail landscape, with a recent influx of high profile food and retail offers, impacting on existing rental levels, according to property firm Knight Frank. This demand has pushed rental levels to
Irish free-from snack company Proper Pops launches in the UK this month, with Sainsbury’s and Marigold Health Food the first stockists. Proper Pops are a nutrient-rich popped chip snack, made from casein, a premium, slow-release protein derived from milk. They
Leading stationery specialist Nuco International has launched a brand new bespoke range of notepads to be sold exclusively in Sainsbury’s stores across the UK. Nuco International is bringing a slice of American preppy glamour to schools, colleges and universities across
BFree, one of Ireland’s most pioneering, health conscious bakery brands, this week unveils the launch of BFree Stone Baked Pitta Breads, a brand new offering to the UK market. The announcement comes as the brand looks to meet consumer needs for
Sainsbury’s posts 1.1% fall in like-for-like sales in Q2 but must ride out storm, says Planet Retail
Sainsbury’s has reported a 1.1% fall in like-for-like sales in the second quarter, excluding fuel. Total sales ,excluding fuel, were up 0.3%. David Gray, retail analyst at Planet Retail, said “Once again, Sainsbury’s has posted a subdued set of like-for-like numbers
Lidl has posted a new market share high of 4.2% thanks to sales growth of 16%, with its ‘Lidl surprises’ campaign contributing to this growth, according the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 13 September
Sainsbury’s has become the UK’s preferred petrol retailer with 52% of those surveyed choosing it for its exceptional service and experience, according to an independent study by worldwide leader in consumer intelligence solutions, Market Force Information. A survey of 5,900
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 21 June 2015, show the overall grocery market slipping back into decline with 0.1% less going through the tills compared to last year. However, against this backdrop, some
Morrisons, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket, has recorded its first sales growth since December 2013, the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 24 May 2015, reveal. Morrisons was the only one of the big
The volume of items purchased from the UK’s leading supermarkets increased year-on-year for the fifth consecutive month, according to the latest data from global information and insights company Nielsen. Sales volume increased +0.4% during the four weeks ending 25 April 2015 versus