COVID-19 Update

These are extraordinary times. As Covid-19 continues to escalate, now more than ever we need to pull together – as an industry, a community, and as a country.

The Sainsbury’s Trade Briefing is a valuable opportunity to collaborate and discuss how we can work even more closely with our partners. And as we head further into uncharted waters, the need to work in partnership will become ever more crucial.

Every day we are working together with our supplier partners, to keep the supply chain moving and ensure that the British public has access to the food and goods they need. In these highly challenging times this will remain our joint priority, and we want to help supplier teams remain focused on the task.

As a result, and in the light of new UK Government guidance issued on 16 March, we have taken the decision to postpone the Sainsbury’s Trade Briefing from 22 May to a new date of 10 November. The trade briefing will be held at a London venue.

We remain committed to delivering excellent events for you, our supplier community, and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on 10 November. If you have already bought your ticket for this event, your booking will be automatically transferred to the new date and there is nothing further you need to do at this time. If you are interested in buying a ticket or have any further questions about a pre-existing booking, please visit the FAQs

We recognise that these are unprecedented times and would like to thank all our suppliers for the role they are playing, and will continue to play, over the coming weeks and months.

Paul Mills-Hicks, Food Commercial Director, Sainsbury’s

Ben Miller, Insight Services and Event Director, IGD

FAQs

A MESSAGE FROM SAINSBURY'S

 

We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be our biggest trade
briefing yet. We hope that you will enjoy our exciting new agenda for 2020
and take advantage of the choices on offer to personalise the day.

 

This will be our first fully joint conference across Sainsbury’s and Argos.
I’m excited to share where we are in our journey to becoming a
multi-brand and multi-channel retailer fit for the future.

 

Paul Mills-Hicks, Commercial Director

CREATE YOUR
OWN PROGRAMME
FOR THE DAY

NEW FOR 2020

YOUR ONLY CHANCE TO HEAR FROM THE
NEW COMMERCIAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

NEW BUSINESS UNITS WITH PRACTICAL
TRADING TIPS

NEW TOPICAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

MORE OPPORTUNITY TO BOOK 121s WITH
HUNDREDS OF SAINSBURY'S COLLEAGUES

SPEAKERS

MIKE COUPE

CEO

PAUL MILLS-HICKS

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

JAMES BROWN

COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR,
GM & CLOTHING

JON BYE

DIRECTOR OF
VALUE ADDED FOOD

RHIAN BARTLETT

DIRECTOR OF
FRESH FOOD

SAM BURSTON

DIRECTOR OF
GROCERY

MIKE LUCK

DIRECTOR OF
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

JUDITH BATCHELAR

DIRECTOR OF
SAINSBURY'S BRAND

MARK GIVEN

DIRECTOR OF
MARKETING

PROGRAMME

8.00AM
REGISTRATION OPENS & REFRESHMENTS






9.30AM
MORNING PLENARY






10.50AM
MORNING BREAK






11.20AM
NEW BUSINESS UNIT SESSIONS






12.20PM
LUNCH & NETWORKING






1.20PM
NEW BUSINESS UNIT SESSIONS






2.35PM
TOPICAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS






Judith Batchelar - Net Zero by 2040
Mike Luck - Coles Wholesale
Mark Given - Live Well for Less

3.45PM
NETWORKING DRINKS