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Bosses at Sainsbury’s have said they are “not rip-off retailer” or “profiteers” as they defended the profit made by the retailer amid scrutiny related to food inflation over the past year. The company also defended increased pay packages for its senior executives at its annual general meeting in London, despite the continued cost-of-living crisis. It [...]
Asda and Sainsbury’s broke anti-competition rules a combined total of 32 times between 2011 and 2019, the competition watchdog said this morning. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the ‘Big Four’ supermarkets broke the Groceries Market Investigation (Controlled Land) Order 2010, which was brought in to stop supermarkets imposing new restrictions that stop rivals [...]
Lloydspharmacy has said it will pull out of its 237 pharmacy sites within Sainsbury’s supermarkets. The pharmacy chain said it has cut the services following a strategic review “in response to changing market conditions”. Lloydspharmacy added that it is “exploring options” for each branch individual and will confirm exact closure plans on a “branch-by-branch” basis [...]
Sainsbury’s is reportedly planning to launch a new online marketplace for high street fashion brands in a move which will pile pressure on department stores like John Lewis. Looking to diversify its product range whilst capitalising on a strong web traffic presence – and vast distribution networks – Sainsbury’s is looking to stock a range [...]
For investors looking to give their portfolios a seasonal shake-up, CityA.M. takes a look at analysts’ selections of the retail stocks to keep a close eye on in the coming weeks. Analysts at Hargreaves Lansdown chose Currys, Asos and Sainsbury’s as the three retail stocks to watch this Christmas. It comes as retailers have been [...]
Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has announced plans to hire 18,000 seasonal staff this year. The hiring spree includes 15,000 roles at Sainsbury’s, 2,000 at Argos and 1,000 in logistics. Temporary staff will work up until 7 January 2023 with roles including fixed term contracts of between three and 12 weeks. It comes as supermarkets are battling [...]
Sainsbury’s has become the latest British supermarket to try and reduce the price of their products, after it revealed it will launch discount £2 fruit and vegetable boxes. Sainsbury’s said that its ‘Taste Me, Don’t Waste Me’ boxes will include a variety of surplus fresh fruit and vegetables with the boxes being sold at a [...]
The former boss of Sainsbury’s has roundly rejected claims that British supermarkets are profiteering during the cost of living crisis, arguing that the government and regulators should focus on helping those in need instead of considering “interfering in markets”. “This idea that [supermarkets] are somehow profiteering in these circumstances… it doesn’t even pass a basic [...]
The supermarket giant is set to report a fall in annual pre-tax profits this week, posting up to £690 million, down from £730 million last year. According to the latest Kantar survey, Sainsbury’s reported a strong 12-week sales growth of 12 per cent at the end of March, but fell short of rivals Aldi and [...]
Supermarkets have more than doubled their margins on fuel since the Ukraine war began, according to research from motoring firm the RAC. The ‘big four’ supermarkets – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons – have seen the profits they make per litre of diesel and petrol rise from 4.7p to 10p since the Russian invasion started in [...]
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