As more and more of our customers across the country join in Halloween celebrations, this year we introduced our largest ever selection of creepy costumes, petrifying props and terrifying treats. Like any other occasion, quality and value are top of our customers’ shopping lists. And because safety is an area we, and the parents who shop with us, won’t compromise on either, our dress-up range has been carefully designed with safety in mind.
As Sainsbury’s opens its new flagship supermarket in Nine Elms, Vauxhall, South West London, Mike Coupe discusses how Sainsbury’s wants to give customers everything they need under one roof.
Today marks the start of the tenth annual Seafood Week, a fin-tastic eight day campaign to promote the wide range of seafood available in the UK.
Sourcing with integrity is one of the five core values that our business is built around. We know that customers not only want great value for money, but great values behind their products too and they put their trust in us to act responsibly. This is why we’re working hard to set the highest standards for sourcing products and materials not only in the UK, but around the world.
"For there to be true progress in combating food waste, there has to be a spirit of transparency and collaboration."
As a proud sponsor of the British Paralympic Association, we’re really excited about all the gold medals being won in Rio. But it’s not just our beloved athletes who are winning gold awards. This week, we’re celebrating achieving the Investors in People Gold Standard for the third consecutive time.
We’re proud of our position as the leading retailer of certified, sustainable, wild-caught fish. In 2016 alone we were named the Marine Stewardship Council’s Retailer of the Year for the third year running, as well as winning their Fish Counter of the Year award.
Since partnering with the British Paralympic Association in 2010, I’ve had the pleasure of watching our colleagues and customers throw their support behind ParalympicsGB. Now, with just days until the launch of the next Games, I’m confident that I speak for us all when I say the excitement ahead of Rio is palpable.
My job as Director of Business Development is to explore a variety of business opportunities for Sainsbury’s that will extend the reach of our brand, increase sales and trial new markets. It’s almost a year now since my team launched the Sainsbury’s brand in China, through the Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global website. It’s a great way for us to sell Sainsbury’s products to millions of customers in China, and Alibaba’s expertise in this rapidly growing market has been a real asset to us, helping us to compete in a totally new market.
Sustainability is important for us all at Sainsbury’s and, whether we’re working directly with our farmers and growers, or simply making sure our chiller doors are closed between use, everyone in the business knows what an integral role they play.