Sainsbury’s wins three new convenience stores for a hat trick.

February 27, 2023

Sainsbury’s wins three new convenience stores for a hat trick.



Sainsbury’s Waterloo Station Local, Sainsbury’s Shepherds Bush The Broadway Local, and the reopened Sainsbury’s Bramhall Woodford Road Local in Bramhall, Stockport, are the three new Sainsbury’s Locals that have opened for business this week.


With the arrival of a brand-new Local at The Sidings, a new experience-led leisure, dining, and retail destination inside the former Eurostar Terminal at the UK’s busiest station, Sainsbury’s newest store to open alighted at London Waterloo Station this morning. LCR, a practitioner in placemaking and regeneration, developed The Sidings.


Fresh food, fruit, and vegetables, as well as a variety of branded and own brand groceries, as well as general items, will be available at the new 2,452 square foot Sainsbury’s Local. Along with daily-baked fresh bread and pastries, an in-store juicer, and hot beverages from a Costa Coffee machine, the store will also offer newspapers and periodicals for commuters and shoppers to pick up as they walk through the busy station.


Customers will have the opportunity to pay for their purchases during checkout using Mobile Pay or SmartShop, Sainsbury’s scan-and-go technology, which will make the process quicker and more convenient. Beginning today, the 29 employees of the store will assist and service clients from 6 a.m. to midnight every day of the week.


Sainsbury’s unveiled a second new location in London yesterday in conjunction with the opening of its new Local in Shepherd’s Bush’s W12 Shopping Center. With a staff of 22, the 2,127 square foot store, which has opened in part of the old Argos store of the retailer, is conveniently situated right across the street from Shepherds Bush Underground Station. It is now open seven days a week from 7am to 11pm for customers.


After servicing the neighbourhood from its original home since 2014, the retailer also reopened Sainsbury’s Bramhall Local store in Greater Manchester at a new nearby site on Woodford Road. The store has reopened as a bright, new Sainsbury’s Local with a revamped look and feel to suit the retailer’s most recent store design. The 17-person colleague team has remained the same. Customers will have access to more products than before thanks to the new 4,115 square foot store’s over 1,000 square foot bigger size than the original. Additionally, it will now be available for an extra hour every day, accommodating clients from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.


Customers will also be able to purchase items from the well-known brands Argos, Habitat, and Tu Clothing at all three stores. These items can be purchased online and delivered to the locations for pick-up using an in-store Click and Collect service.


It’s always a pleasure to welcome new stores to our estate, whether by bringing Sainsbury’s to a high street or neighbourhood for the first time, creating new jobs, or by investing in expanding, improving, and occasionally even moving our existing stores, said Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s Property Director. We are excited to be opening at least 25 new stores in the UK over the next 12 months in carefully chosen locations where we know they will have the biggest effect on our customers as we continue to carry out our ambitious plans for development.


This week, Sainsbury’s also declared that it would replace its standard plastic tray packaging for beef mince with a vacuum-packed alternative. The packaging format, which makes use of at least 55% less plastic, is the newest in a line of initiatives from the retailer as it strives to reduce the amount of plastic used in own-brand goods’ packaging by half by 2025.