Sainsbury's news

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...
18 November 2020
Many retailers are currently looking to maximise the online channel opportunity in response to the growing demand for online grocery shopping, particularly amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Technology as well as shoppers’ expectations are changing rapidly, which brings the need for strategic partnerships with third parties. In this context, we highlight the latest supply chain development...
19 October 2020
Sainsbury’s is due to swap its lead-acid pallet trucks with more energy efficient trucks powered by kinetic energy and lithium-ion batteries. Provided by Toyota 1,200 trucks will be provided over a 12-month period by Toyota, which is the car manufacturer’s largest European deal to date. The retailer claims it is the first UK supermarket to make the switch to lithium-ion trucks. According...
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 ...
21 April 2020
Sainsbury’s teams up with US technology provider Blue Yonder to transform its supply chain. End-to-end supply chain platform Blue Yonder’s end-to-end supply chain platform is powered by artificial intelligence (AI), and will help the retailer enhance its capabilities in terms of demand forecasting and replenishment, space management, macro space planning, range management, warehouse managem...
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...