Sainsbury's first to axe multi-buy deals

11 February 2016

sainsburys Earlier, we told you about the death of BOGOF deals - well, Sainsbury's have wasted no time in announcing that they're going to be axing multi-buy deals.

They have said that they are getting rid of buy-one-get-one-free deals, and the like, within weeks.

"Careful management of household budgets, a growing awareness of the cost of food waste and more health-conscious living has driven a trend away from multiple product purchasing towards more single item purchasing,” said Sainsbury's marketing director Sarah Warby.

“We have listened to our customers who have told us that multi-buy promotions don’t meet their shopping needs today, are often confusing and create logistical challenges at home in terms of storage and waste.”

Chipping in, Sainsbury's food commercial director Paul Mills-Hicks, added: "Customer shopping habits have changed significantly in recent years, with people shopping more frequently – often seeking to buy what they need at that moment in time."

"By replacing multi-buy promotions with lower regular prices, we are making it easier for customers to buy the products they need, in the quantities they need, without having to buy multiple items to enjoy great value."

"Since we started simplifying our pricing approach we’ve seen a much greater variety of products in our customers’ baskets, signalling that they like the flexibility to make their own choices.”

With a big player like Sainsbury's announcing this, it is only a matter of time before the other supermarkets join in. Normally, this would be a stick-or-twist scenario, with everyone keeping tabs on the first company to do it, to see if it works or not. However, regulators are involved in this, so we could see supermarkets being a lot more hasty in stopping these offers.

TOPICS:   High Street News   Supermarket

2 comments

  • Donkeyfumbler
    Shame. I liked the BOGOF offers but then I have a decent grasp of both basic maths and my eating habits so I was able to pick the deals that were suitable for me without wasting food. Yet again, we have to pander to the idiots who seem unable to think for themselves and so ruin things for everyone else (alcohol next of course). Unfortunately, rather than trying to raise standards and get people to think a little bit more, we have to bring everyone down to the lowest common denominator.
  • Mike
    It's like your typing my thoughts, Donkeyfumbler! There is no cure for stupid, but that doesn't stop the regulators trying to legislate for one.

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