Sainsbury’s trials new initiative to encourage community connections

In a bid to help people build a closer support network within their community, Sainsbury’s will be trialling Talking Tables, a new initiative designed to help facilitate more conversations and bridge community connections in store. It comes as new research from Sainsbury’s latest Living Well Index, developed in partnership with leading researchers Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research, reveals the UK’s sense of wellbeing has fallen in the past twelve months – with loneliness identified as a key characteristic of those with a low sense of wellbeing.…

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Sainsbury’s pledges its support to an ambitious new Food Waste Reduction Roadmap developed by IGD and Wrap.

Sainsbury’s has used its website to pledge its support an ambitious new Food Waste Reduction Roadmap developed by IGD and Wrap. They made the pledge on their website and it is repeated below: Tackling food waste has been a key area of focus for Sainsbury’s for a number of years and as a business we are taking innovative steps across our entire value chain. By working closely with our farmers and growers, we are able to ensure what they grow matches the quantities our customers will buy. Crucially, we also…

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Sainsbury’s trials new sunflower lanyard initiative to help customers with hidden disabilities

Sainsbury’s has announced the extension of a new trial to help enhance the shopping experience for customers with hidden disabilities. The initiative will offer shoppers the option to pick up a lanyard, which has been purposely designed to act as a discreet sign for store colleagues to recognise if they may need to provide a customer with additional support when in store. Launched initially in Sainsbury’s Barnstaple and rolling out to nine more stores next month, the scheme helps those with a number of disabilities, such as autism, dementia, visual…

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Sainsbury’s trials UK’s first grocery delivery service by electric cargo bike

Sainsbury’s is setting the wheels in motion on an innovative new trial – the UK’s first grocery delivery service by electric cargo bike. From this week, Sainsbury’s is setting the wheels in motion on an innovative new trial – the UK’s first grocery delivery service by electric cargo bike. A fleet of five zero emission bikes will be setting off across South London from the Streatham Common store, delivering up to 100 orders a day to local customers who’ve shopped through the retailer’s groceries online website. The trial demonstrates Sainsbury’s…

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