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 more stores this month, the scheme helps those with a number of disabilities, such as autism, dementia, visual or hearing impairment.…

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Teenagers help Sainsbury’s and Argos brighten a million Christmases

Sainsbury’s and Argos have launched a new ‘Help to Brighten a Million Christmases’ campaign to encourage one million food and toy donations in stores across the UK. The initiative expands on Sainsbury’s year-round food bank scheme and will be run in partnership with thousands of charity partners across the UK, to distribute the items to local communities in time for Christmas. A group of National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates from Exeter have played a major role to help kick-start the campaign, inventing new on-shelf labels to highlight priority products for…

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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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