UK grocer Sainsbury’s is launching a new Taste the Difference Aberdeen Angus range which it claimed offers a 25% lower carbon footprint compared to industry standard, making it the largest low carbon beef range ever produced in the UK.
An anti-plastic campaign group has questioned the effectiveness of Sainsbury’s announcement that it is swapping traditional, plastic tray packaging for a new vacuum-packed alternative across its beef mince range, saving 450 tonnes of plastic annually.
Vegetarian diets are often characterised as healthy options delivering higher nutritional quality. But the surge seen in recent years of plant-based analogue products that many classify as ultra-processed has placed this reputation under pressure. Are...
From messaging hierarchy to space on-pack and data availability, a ‘massive amount’ of challenges face retailers when labelling food, according to Claire Hughes, Director of Product and Innovation at Sainsbury’s.
Whisk, an app that allows consumers to turn recipes into shopping lists, has added UK supermarket Sainsbury’s to its list of partner companies as retailers and CPGs seek to take full advantage of the growth in online shopping.
Where are the opportunities for new suppliers in retail? Category buyers at three of the UK’s biggest supermarkets talk ‘eye-catching’ innovation, burgeoning trends, and whether having an already established following matters.
Food brands and supermarket retailers seeking to improve the healthiness of consumer baskets in two of London’s ‘most challenging’ boroughs have been rewarded with ‘very encouraging’ first year results.
Little tangible progress has been made in the past year by the UK’s largest supermarkets towards reducing their use of throwaway plastics, says a report which calls for a focus on innovative solutions.
While certain plant-based categories are booming, others are lacking in innovation. So where do market opportunities in vegan product development lie? FoodNavigator hears from industry experts at Oatly, Bol Foods, and Sainsbury’s.
A survey assessing sandwiches sold by supermarket and high street retailers in the UK has revealed that uptake in plant-based is still lagging. “The sheer volume of meat-based sandwiches is a big concern,” says Eating Better.
Jellyfish for dinner; grow your own meat kits; nutrition patches, drone-delivered mangoes ordered by your personal robot assistant at your desired ripeness level: just some of the trends for food businesses to be aware of, according to the Sainsbury’s...
It looks likely that Somerfield might be forced by the UK's
competition regulator to sell 14 of the 100 former Safeway stores
it purchased from Wm Morrison, a move that might provide a modicum
of relief to food processors under...
Britain's food retail sector is becoming increasingly price
focused, with groups such as Tesco and Asda leading the move
towards every day low pricing (EDLP). But recent research from UK
think tank IGD suggests that companies...
British high street retailer Somerfield has rejected the initial
advances of Icelandic group Baugur, but the possibility of a formal
offer - and an eventual link up with the Iceland chain - remains on
the cards, provided Baugur comes...
Somerfield, the British retail group, continues to struggle with
its Kwik Save unit, acquired in 1998. The company has taken a long
time to find the right trading format for the discounter and
recently took the decision to close or...
For Britain's retailers, 2004 was a mixed bag, with the resolution
of the Safeway takeover ending with victory for Morrisons, a
startling decline in fortunes for Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury
and the continuing domination...
Consumers' health could be at risk depending on where they shop and
how much money they earn, a bleak assessment by the National
Consumer Council of the current state of healthy eating promotions
in many of Britain's leading...
J Sainsbury, the UK's third largest food retailer, has continued
its move into the convenience store sector with a third acqusition
this week. But is this really the answer to the questions about the
ailing company's long-term...
Exceptional charges relating to a major overhaul of its UK business
took their toll on first half sales at Uniq, the chilled foods
group - and the firm is now looking increasingly vulnerable to a
takeover from stalking horse, Duke...
Tesco, Britain's number one food retailer, and J Sainsbury, the
third largest supermarket operator, have streamlined their milk
supply operations, reducing the number of suppliers from three to
two. The moves echo a similar streamlining...
Tesco strengthened its position as the leading grocer in the UK in
the last quarter, with sales growth more than twice that of its
nearest rival Asda. Upmarket retailer Waitrose also showed
excellent growth, while Morrisons continued...
J Sainsbury, Britain's third largest supermarket group, has warned
that pre-tax profits are likely to be below forecasts this year as
the company slashed its margins to compete with lower-priced
rivals. The warning, coming at...
British retailers are widely regarded as some of the best in the
world, leading the way in areas such as own labels, loyalty cards
and retail services. But many of them are, it seems, failing to
perform to the best of their ability...
A new initiative has been launched this month in the UK to assess
the levels of product availability in a number of supermarket
chains. But unlike previous assessments, the latest survey will
focus on consumers' perception of...
Quarterly figures from both Marks & Spencer and Iceland
released this week show that high street retailers are coming under
increasing pressure from the leading players, not only because of
the latter's relentless move into...
Sainsbury's poor performance over the last year has led to renewed
speculation that the number three UK supermarket group could be a
target for takeover, with US buyout specialists Kohlberg Kravis
Roberts named this week as the...
Struggling British food retailer Sainsbury's has given itself a
£225 million shot in the arm with the sale of its US unit Shaw's to
the Albertsons chain. Despite good performances from Shaw's in
recent years - better,...
Britain's third and fourth largest grocers have shown contrasting
sales performances in recent weeks, and Morrisons' recent takeover
of Safeway means that Sainsbury is now under serious threat of
dropping further down the...
Retailers' distribution costs in the UK have risen slightly over
the last year, but stock levels have been reduced and supply chains
are becoming more efficient, according to the latest survey of
retail logistics published by...
Sainsbury's already tarnished reputation took another serious knock
this week when the company bowed to shareholder pressure and
decided not to appoint its preferred candidate to the post of
Nearly a year after it was first announced, the takeover of Safeway
is now in its final phase following yesterday’s £3 billion updated
offer for the chain by Morrisons. But what effect will the takeover
have on the British retail...
An Every Day Low Pricing (EDLP) strategy is more popular with
shoppers than one driven purely by promotions, according to a
recent survey in the UK. But a combination of the two is the best
means of keeping shoppers happy.