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Sainsbury has lost its number-two slot to takeover target Asda

Sainsbury has lost its number-two slot to takeover target Asda

02/04/2019 - 15:29
Sainsbury has lost its status as Britain’s number two supermarket group by market share to takeover target Asda for the first time in four years, industry data showed. read more
Wholesale might be tempting, but are the grocers going to be led astray?

Wholesale might be tempting, but are the grocers going to be led astray?

10/08/2017 - 15:05
2017 may have made wholesale improbably sexy for the grocers – the Tesco-Booker deal has lured its competitors into trying new things – but not all of them will succeed in the chase.  read more
Relief as Sainsbury sales ease upward

Relief as Sainsbury sales ease upward

12/01/2017 - 09:58
The British retailer brings its mostly miserable 2016 to a close with strong sales numbers, sending the stock up as much as 7% read more
Tesco slumps as investors shop elsewhere - UK

Tesco slumps as investors shop elsewhere - UK

07/04/2016 - 09:50
London - Tesco's stock market rally faltered yesterday, as investors cashed in on this year's 27 percent share price rise despite fresh evidence that its turnaround plan has been paying off. read more
Sainsbury given more time for Home Retail bid after Steinhoff offer - UK

Sainsbury given more time for Home Retail bid after Steinhoff offer - UK

24/02/2016 - 11:15
London — British supermarket operator Sainsbury has been given more time to make a firm bid for Argos-owner Home Retail, after a possible higher rival offer from SA’s Steinhoff International emerged on Friday (19 Feb). read more
Steinhoff in bid war for control of UK group

Steinhoff in bid war for control of UK group

22/02/2016 - 11:14
Johannesburg - Steinhoff International Holdings [JSE:SHF] made a £1.4bn counter bid for Britain’s Home Retail Group, taking on J. Sainsbury for control of the Argos stores owner. read more
Sainsbury’s did better than rivals - UK

Sainsbury’s did better than rivals - UK

10/02/2016 - 09:54
London - British supermarket Sainsbury's continued to outperform the industry in the early weeks of 2016, industry data showed on Tuesday. read more
Why Sainsbury wants Home Retail - U.K.

Why Sainsbury wants Home Retail - U.K.

03/02/2016 - 09:31
London - Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe says its offer for Home Retail Group is about baking a bigger cake, one that neither British retailer could rustle up alone. Sainsbury is making sure it's getting the best slice - financially at least. read more
Grocer Morrisons battles in tough climate - UK

Grocer Morrisons battles in tough climate - UK

07/05/2015 - 12:48
London - Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 grocer, posted a deteriorating fall in underlying sales on Thursday, further illustrating the tough turnaround task facing its new boss.  read more
John Lewis may rein in Black Friday push - UK

John Lewis may rein in Black Friday push - UK

06/01/2015 - 12:27
London - British department store chain John Lewis enjoyed the most lucrative week in its 150-year-history thanks to "Black Friday" business, which helped to drive sales nearly five percent higher in the five weeks to December 27. read more
And the most compelling Christmas ad is... UK

And the most compelling Christmas ad is... UK

18/12/2014 - 09:48
Sainsbury takes fight to discounters - UK

Sainsbury takes fight to discounters - UK

07/11/2014 - 11:15
Leeds - British supermarket operator J Sainsbury's answer to discounters Aldi and Lidl was unveiled on Thursday, with the opening of its first Netto-branded store in northern England tasked to win over thrifty shoppers.  read more
Tesco-style accounting risks well known - UK

Tesco-style accounting risks well known - UK

25/09/2014 - 09:04
London - Tesco's disclosure of huge accounting mistakes over contracts with its suppliers has shocked industry analysts and executives, but not because they did not realise the potential for disaster. read more
Tesco sales worsen as UK grocery market slows- UK

Tesco sales worsen as UK grocery market slows- UK

28/08/2014 - 11:24
London - Incoming Tesco boss Dave Lewis was served a stark reminder of the challenge he faces to revive Britain's No.1 grocer on Wednesday, as industry data showed its sales decline had worsened, hurt by the weakest market growth in a decade.  read more
Sainsbury's sales fall as King steps down

Sainsbury's sales fall as King steps down

12/06/2014 - 11:40
London - Britain's J Sainsbury posted a second straight fall in quarterly underlying sales as chief executive, Justin King, prepares to step down from the grocer after 10 years at the helm. read more
UK grocer Sainsbury's profit growth slows

UK grocer Sainsbury's profit growth slows

09/05/2014 - 10:45
London - British grocer, J Sainsbury, posted a 5.3% rise in annual profit, its slowest growth in nearly a decade, illustrating the pressure the industry is under as a battle over prices, to combat the rise of the discounters, hots up. read more
Sainsbury’s plans ‘dark store’ UK

Sainsbury’s plans ‘dark store’ UK

15/10/2013 - 11:14
London - J Sainsbury, Britain's No. 3 supermarket, plans to open its first distribution centre dedicated to online grocery orders in response to rapidly increasing demand in south-east England. read more
Tesco leads European shares lower

Tesco leads European shares lower

04/10/2013 - 11:33
London - Tesco led European shares lower early on Wednesday after the world's third largest retailer's quarterly revenues flatlined as its turnaround plan failed to bear fruit, prompting earnings downgrades. read more
Major UK retailer to enter mobile service market

Major UK retailer to enter mobile service market

02/07/2013 - 10:23
Sainsbury, Britain’s third-biggest supermarkets operator, said on Monday it is to enter the mobile phone service market later this year as it seeks to add more business streams to complement its core grocery offer. read more
Sainsbury maintains growth record as grocer outpaces rivals

Sainsbury maintains growth record as grocer outpaces rivals

12/06/2013 - 14:06
J Sainsbury Plc (SBRY), the U.K.’s third-largest supermarket chain, reported a 34th successive quarter of same-store sales growth as the grocer increased its share of the market while its main competitors all lost ground.  read more
Tesco's UK sales fall as plan struggles

Tesco's UK sales fall as plan struggles

12/06/2012 - 08:08
London - Tesco, the world's third-biggest retailer, has seen a drop in quarterly underlying sales in its main British market, it reported on Monday, showing its recovery plan following a shock profit warning in January is taking time to gain traction. read more
UK retail sales dip, jobs growth slows

UK retail sales dip, jobs growth slows

10/05/2012 - 08:51
British retail sales fell at their fastest rate in more than a year last month and jobs growth slowed, nudging the economy closer to a third quarter of contraction and raising the chance of another cash boost from the central bank. read more
Sainsbury claims win in Christmas battle

Sainsbury claims win in Christmas battle

12/01/2012 - 09:27
London - J Sainsbury declared victory in the battle for Christmas sales among Britain's top grocers, as store extensions and its expansion into convenience outlets, online shopping and non-food ranges helped it win share in a tough market.  read more