Twitter
Facebook
Linked In
RSS
Login or Register
New to InternetRetailing?
Register Now
Internet Retailing
Site Menu
More
User Menu
More
Mention Me
ProSKU
Beetle
IRUK Top500 The Customer Report: 2018

IRUK Top500 The Customer Report: 2018

You are in: > Home > Themes > Industry

This is your 1 complimentary article for this month

Become a member for unlimited and immediate access.


Register
Already a member? Log in here

Sainsbury's hits record online orders

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard


Online grocery sales at Sainsbury’s grew by almost a fifth in the first quarter of its financial year, hitting a record 120,000 weekly orders.

In a trading statement for the first 12 weeks of the year to June 12, the retailer reported a rise in online sales just shy of 20%.

Justin King, chief executive, put growth in online and across the retailer down to a focus on operational excellence. He said: “Our groceries online business continues to deliver record levels of service and availability which, given our store-pick model, represents the purest measure of on-shelf availability for customer.”

Total sales at the retailer grew by 7.6% in the quarter, or 4.4% excluding fuel. Like-for-like sales grew by 4.6%.

The quarter included the company’s biggest-ever week in clothing, said King, while he said it was also “the UK’s fastest growing DVD retailer.” World Cup goods – including its Vuvuzela horns – were selling well.

And the retailer said its values, including support for British farming and animal welfare, were also standing it in good stead. Sainsbury’s sells 62% of all RSPCA Freedom Food-endorsed food in the UK, it said.

Its growth plans had seen a supermarket opened and two stores extended in the quarter, while accelerated space growth plans are set to mean 1.45m sq ft added to the store estate in the current financial year.

King added: “While we continue to expect the consumer environment to remain challenging, our universal customer appeal, unique loyalty offer and accelerated growth strategy mean we are well-placed to make continued good progress.”

Linked InTwitterFacebookeCard
Add New Comment
LoginRegister

Become a Member

Create your own public-facing profile
Gain access to all Top500 research
Personalise your experience on IR.net
Internet Retailing
We are the magazine, portal and research source for European ecommerce and multichannel retail, hosting the board-level conversation for retailers, pureplays and brands across all of our platforms. Join the conversation.

© InternetRetailing Media

Latest Tweet

Internet Retailing
Tamebay
eDelivery
Twitter
Facebook
Linked In
Youtube
RSS
RSS
Youtube
Google
Linked In
Facebook
Twitter