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Sainsbury’s to introduce dedicated wellness hubs in-store

Sainsbury’s is strengthening its wellness and sports nutrition offer by introducing wellness hubs in selected branches. In a move that the supermarket chain describes as ‘going head to head with the likes of Holland & Barrett and Planet Organic,’ the retailer has doubled its wellness range to more than 1,000 …

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Sainsbury’s lifts the curtain on new Christmas advert

The Christmas advert from Sainsbury’s will premier in a primetime TV slot tonight (Monday November 12) during ‘Coronation Street’ on ITV. Called ‘The Bight Night’, the theatrical style ad sees a group of children come together to perform a school Christmas show. The ad follows a young girl dressed as …

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Sainsbury’s trials Talking Tables scheme

Sainsbury’s has launched a new initiative called Talking Tables to ‘encourage and facilitate more personal interactions in-store’. Tables in selected cafes will be designated for customers to share a conversation, with the aim of ‘helping to bridge the loneliness gap by bringing people together’. The project has been developed in …

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Sainsbury’s opens new supermarket in Kendal

Sainsbury’s opened the doors to its new Kendal supermarket last Wednesday (September 26). Located on Shap Road in the Cumbrian town, the branch offers branded and own-brand groceries and clothing, along with an in-store bakery and services including an Argos (which stocks more than 20,000 products) and a Specsavers counter …

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Sainsbury’s launches till-free shopping

Sainsbury’s is trialling new scan, pay & go technology that will enable customers in one of its London convenience stores to pay for products in-store using their smartphone. Billed by the grocer as a UK supermarket first, the new technology gives shoppers the option to grab their groceries and skip …

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Sainsbury’s shakes up cocktail hour

Sainsbury’s claims to be the first supermarket to launch a variety of cocktail ingredients in 35cl and 20cl bottles, retailing between £5 and £8.50. The grocer said: ‘This range is designed to be affordable for everyone, so shoppers can swap the cocktail bar for their kitchen – and the bottle …

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Sainsbury’s launches new Leeds Local store

Sainsbury’s officially opened the doors to its new Local store at the Wellington Place in Leeds today (Wednesday July 18). At 2,800sq ft, the store is one Sainsbury’s largest Local branches. It will offer the new city centre development’s businesses and residents a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy …

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Sainsbury’s appoints new non-executive chairman

Sainsbury’s has appointed Martin Scicluna as its new non-executive chairman. He will join the board as chairman-designate and non-executive director on November 1. Martin is chairman of RSA Insurance and also currently chairman of Great Portland Estates. Previous roles include senior independent director and chair of the audit committee of …

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Sainsbury’s extends Patisserie Valerie partnership to 70 stores

Sainsbury’s is sweetening its in-store food range by rolling out Patisserie Valerie products to more of its bakery counters across the UK. The supermarket chain trialled a partnership with the luxury patisserie brand in May 2017. The handmade cakes and pastries are made and delivered by Patisserie Valerie in the …

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Sainsbury’s expands vegetarian and vegan range by 10%

Sainsbury’s claims it is set to become one of the UK’s leading vegetarian and vegan retailers, as it increases its range by 10%. On Wednesday (June 27) 21 new plant-based products were launched by the grocer in-store and online, along with four vegan lines. An example is Naturli’s fresh meat-free …

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