Non-food grows apace at Sainsbury’s

Non-food – homewares, electrical goods and clothing – is growing three times faster than food at Sainsbury’s, the grocer revealed today.

Non-food grows apace at Sainsbury’s

Total sales in the 16 weeks to October 2 were up 5.2%, compared to 4.4% in the last quarter.

The supermarket’s Tu clothing is driving growth in non-food, while online sales put on 25%.

Sainsbury’s now has 537 supermarkets and 335 convenience stores, and aims to open 1.45m sq ft of new space in its current financial year.

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