Tag Archives: Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s introduces ‘UK supermarket first’: pulled jackfruit

Sainsbury’s launched seven new plant-based products in store and online yesterday (Monday January 1), including what it bills as a UK supermarket first: pulled jackfruit. Jackfruit, also known as jack tree, is a species of tree in the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family, native to South India. The grocer says …

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Auld Lang What?!

Research from Sainsbury’s has revealed that the tradition of singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’ on New Year’s Eve is in danger of dying out, with only 3% of people in the UK knowing the words despite a third of revellers planning a rendition as the bells chime 2018 in. ‘Auld Lang …

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Sainsbury’s forecasts ‘Sparkling Saturday’

Sainsbury’s is predicting that Saturday (December 23) will be known as ‘Sparkling Saturday’, with the supermarket chain shoppers expected to buy 489,000 bottles of fizz in a single day. The retailer explained: ‘With Christmas Day falling on a Monday, sales are set to ‘pop’ as shoppers do their final preparations for …

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Sainsbury’s joins forces with Debrett’s

Sainsbury’s has teamed up with etiquette expert Debrett’s to help partygoers through the festive season with a ‘Guide to Christmas Gift-Giving’. The guide has been designed to help the half (56%) of the population who say they feel unsure of festive social etiquette and clueless when it comes to correct …

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Sainsbury’s celebrates ‘Every Bit of Christmas’ in 2017 campaign

Sainsbury’s unveiled its Christmas advertising campaign last Sunday (November 12). In a departure from the supermarket chain’s traditional ‘Christmas special’, this year’s creative is an extension of the retailer’s year-round campaign, launched in January, which celebrates the ways that the nation ‘lives well’ and the joy of food. “Every Bit …

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Sainsbury’s extends one-hour delivery service

Following a successful trial in September, Sainsbury’s is rolling out its one-hour delivery service, called Chop Chop. The trial covered stores in the central London area of Pimlico and the south London area of Wandsworth. The service has now been extended to customers in five more London boroughs across Zone …

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Habitat set to open more Mini Habitat stores in Sainsbury’s next month

Habitat is to launch four Mini Habitat concession stores within Sainsbury’s supermarkets by mid-November. The 2,000sq ft stores will follow the same footprint as the brand’s six existing Mini store-in-store formats. The new locations are Sainsbury’s Monks Cross in York, launching tomorrow (Wednesday October 25); Sainsbury’s Cheadle, Manchester (November 1); …

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Sainsbury’s spots ‘biggest foodie trend heading across the Atlantic’

Sainsbury’s claims to have identified the biggest foodie trend heading across the Atlantic this autumn: seared steak adorned with edible gold leaf. The supermarket chain said: ‘First seen on the plates of Silicon Valley’s biggest hotshots, the gold leaf is applied liberally to quality cuts of meat, creating a uniquely …

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Sainsbury’s supports Autism Hour

More than 600 Sainsbury’s stores took part in the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour on Monday (October 2) at 10am. The charity’s campaign encourages retailers to create a more autism-friendly environment, where shops and services take 60 minutes to provide autistic people with a break from the usual overload of …

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Sainsbury’s appoints Jo Harlow as a non-executive director

Sainsbury’s has announced that Jo Harlow will join its board as a non-executive director with immediate effect. She will be a member of the remuneration committee and the nomination committee. A US national, Jo has a background in consumer-facing businesses having spent eight years at P&G and 11 years at …

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