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Argos opens in Sainsbury’s at Straiton

A new Argos store opened today inside Sainsbury's at Straiton. The store at Straiton Mains is now closed and 18 members of staff transferred to the new outlet about half a mile away. The new...

Letter from Scotland

Scotland has become the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price for alcohol. It’s a bold attempt to tackle one of our many demons.  From 1st May it has become a...

Union say ASDA employees still worried about their jobs

GMB Scotland has advised that they have had many calls from ASDA staff worried about the impact of the impending ASDA and Sainsbury's merger which was announced earlier today. The resulting company would employ...

New Sainsbury’s store opened on Nicolson Street

Vicky Ridley from Canongate Youth Project, who have benefitted from funding from the construction of the Sainsbury’s,  joined store manager, Jon McGarvie, to cut the official ribbon of the new store and declared it...

Sainsbury’s Christmas advert featuring James Corden

In this advert there are puppets, and there is James Corden. Somewhere there is also the idea of Christmas!In the supermarket there are all sorts of goodies you can buy to make your Christmas...

Sainsbury’s 30 year anniversary celebrated at Holyrood

Jim Eadie MSP helped Sainsbury’s celebrate 30 years in Scotland by hosting an anniversary reception at the Scottish Parliament recently. Peter Griffiths, CEO of Sainsbury’s Bank and the Group’s Board Champion for Scotland, spoke about...

MP’s Christmas card designed by local children

This weekend Ian Murray, MP for Edinburgh South, celebrated the success of his annual Primary School Christmas card design competition at an awards ceremony in Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll. More than 2,000 children entered from fourteen...

Opinion – Sainsburys on the march

by Councillor Melanie MainCouncillor Main represents the Meadows and Morningside Ward for the Green GroupMargiottas, the well respected Edinburgh grocers, have sold their Marchmont Road shop to Sainsbury’s.  When it opens later in the...

Trolleywise working for Sainsburys

WE’RE TROLLEYWISE!Did you know that over 1.5 million shopping trolleys are abandoned each year in the UK?To help to reduce this number, Sainsbury’s Straiton are delighted to announce that we are working with Trolleywise,...

Local Businesses concerned about Sainsbury’s Bruntsfield opening

A new Sainsbury's express store will be opening soon in Bruntsfield, taking the place of Peckhams. The process of dismantling the old store to allow the conversion has already begun, despite strong opposition from locals. The...

Edinburgh beer in the running in Great British Beer Hunt

Whisky may be the first drink of Scotland but a local brewer has proved its worth at brewing beer. A brand new liquorice-infused spring beer from Edinburgh-based Caledonian Brewing has been announced as one of...

Edinburgh customers strip at the checkout!

Edinburgh customers greeted the news of a new partnership between the reward card Nectar and Easyjet by stripping off outside Sainsbury's in St. Andrew's Square at the end of last week.They had been  invited...

Sainsburys College in Edinburgh

Sainsbury's has announced that it is to open six Food Colleges across the UK and one of these will be at their Murrayfield store. The firm hope that the Colleges, which will offer...

Sainsburys take on more staff in Edinburgh

Sainsbury’s will open the doors of its newly-extended store in Blackhall on Wednesday of this week adding 80 new jobs to its 390-strong staff.The 71,388 sq ft store will be officially opened at 9.30am...


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