Tag Archives: Sainsburys

Dismal management is trashing iconic UK retailer Sainsbury’s

Here’s a nice ad by Wieden+Kennedy for Sainsbury’s back in May, celebrating its 150th anniversary. There doesn’t seem to have been much since. In it they say something like: “150 years on and still more to do.” Too bloody right. ...

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Ex-Sainsbury’s Rogers takes financial hot seat at WPP

WPP has a new CFO in John Rogers from Sainsbury’s Argos where he was CEO. Rogers, a former Sainsbury’s CFO, served under overall J Sainsbury CEO Mike Coupe. At WPP he replaces group finance director Paul Richardson who had previously ...

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Sainsbury’s harks back to a much better past than its current outlook

You’ve got to feel for Wieden+Kennedy, it goes and bags a big supermarket account and the client implodes. It happened with Tesco under former CEO Phil Clarke and now Sainsbury’s Mike Coupe is busy running the venerable grocer into the ...

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Time for Sainsbury’s to up its game as CMA blocks giant merger with Asda

To nobody’s great surprise the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has blocked the attempted £7bn merger of Sainsbury’s and Walmart-owned Asda, saying: “It’s our responsibility to protect the millions of people who shop at Sainsbury’s and Asda every week. ...

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Sainsbury’s unveils its Xmas contender for best school play

You can imagine the reaction of Sainsbury’s and agency Wieden+Kennedy when they saw the John Lewis/Waitrose & Partners relaunch ad in the summer featuring a school play. They’d embarked on a nationwide search for kids singing to their mums at ...

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