Sainsbury's unmerged


In the first of his seasonal series on the wine offerings of UK supermarkets, Andy Howard MW reviews the current range of J Sainsbury, picking out the highs and the lows and considering the implications of a possible merge with Asda. 

My last Sainsbury’s tasting was a year ago, just when Sainsbury's had announced that it was shedding 2,000 jobs in its fight for recovery. Twelve months later, I don’t think the wine range has changed significantly, although this could well be the calm before the storm. At the macro level, Sainsbury's will need to move to a different structure if...