Tag Archives: Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s unveils UK’s first meat-free butchers

The UK’s first meat-free butchers opened its doors to the public today (Friday June 21). Launched by Sainsbury’s during World Meat Free Week (which runs from June 21 to June 23), the traditional style butcher in East London offers an array of cuts and joints derived from 100% plant-based alternatives …

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Sainsbury’s to install water bottle refill stands in 326 supermarkets

Sainsbury’s customers will soon be able to fill their own reusable water bottles in 326 of the supermarket chain’s cafes across the country From August, fresh water stands will be available in the cafes. Sainsbury’s already offers 25p off hot drinks across all cafes when customers bring reusable cups. The …

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Sainsbury’s to remove plastic bags for loose fruit, veg and bakery items

Sainsbury’s has committed to removing 489 tonnes’ worth of plastic bags which are currently used for loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items. By September, paper bags will be available to customers for loose bakery items. Customers buying loose fruit and vegetables will either be able to bring their own bags …

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BBC One commissions ‘Inside The Supermarket’

BBC One has commissioned a six-part documentary series following 12 months in the life of Sainsbury’s – Britain’s oldest supermarket. With unprecedented access over the course of a year, ‘Inside The Supermarket’ follows the pivotal points of the retail calendar including Mother’s Day, Easter, the summer holidays and the run-up …

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Sainsbury’s makes bold commitments to cut plastic packaging

Sainsbury’s has announced that it will end the use of dark coloured plastics (which are difficult to recycle) across fresh foods by the end of 2019 and entirely by March 2020 – and will remove all plastic packaging from Christmas crackers this year. The supermarket chain will also introduce a …

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Sainsbury’s launches Future of Food report

Space farms, food on prescription and jellyfish suppers are all predictions which feature in the Future of Food Report, commissioned by Sainsbury’s for its 150th Birthday Week (May 20 – May 27). In the study, futurologist consultancy Department 22, food historian Dr Polly Russell and plant scientist James Wong explore …

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Sainsbury’s launches UK’s first till-free grocery store

Sainsbury’s Holborn Circus Local store in London has been refurbished to be mobile-first and check-out free. Described as the UK’s first till-free grocery store, the retailer said the experiment will ‘put SmartShop Scan, Pay & Go technology to the test in a bespoke food-to-go store, making grocery shopping quicker and …

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Evie the electric van leads the charge for Sainsbury’s online grocery deliveries

Sainsbury’s latest recruit sparked into action last week. Evie, the zero emission electric van, is on the roads delivering online grocery orders to customers across central and east London. The retailer claims 100% electric Evie is the first of her kind making home deliveries for a UK supermarket, dropping off …

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Sainsbury’s ceo comments on CMA decision to block Sainsbury’s/Asda merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today (Thursday April 25) published its Final Report on the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda, resulting in prohibition of the merger. As a result, Sainsbury’s and Asda have mutually agreed to terminate the transaction. Sainsbury’s ceo Mike Coupe said: “The specific reason …

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CMA blocks merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the proposed merger of the Sainsbury and Asda supermarket chains. The CMA’s final report, published today (Thursday April 25)  said that ‘UK shoppers and motorists would be worse off if Sainsbury’s and Asda – two of the country’s largest supermarkets – were …

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