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< div class=" inline_image image_size_full" data-attachment=" 258589" data-sequence=" 1" >< img alt =" Sainsburys ISB" src=" "sizes=" (max-width: 1023px) 100vw, 780px" class=" lazyload" size =" 920" elevation=" 566" srcset =" 480w, 600w, 780w "> Sainsbury’s is to close 200 in-store cafés next month together with 34 ‘much less popular’ hot food counters, while additionally ‘simplifying’ the way it runs bakeries in

54 shops. The retailer’s plans to change its eat-in, takeaway and residence shipment food as well as beverage deal also consists of the opening of a more 30 Starbucks coffeehouse in the next 12 months to bring the total to 60.

Sainsbury’s told British Baker it was in assessment with employees affected by its strategies to streamline methods of working in 54 of its in-store pastry shops however declined to clarify on the details “for competitive factors”.

” These methods of working are currently in place at many of our stores and also this upgrade entails concerning 4% of our in-store bakeries,” the spokesperson included.

In April 2021, Sainsbury’s informed British Baker that a lot of its stores still serviced a scratch pastry shop basis. Nevertheless, in March 2021, the supermarket introduced the closure of its ₤ 1.4 m bakery college center in Bromley-by-Bow, eastern London, after just 4 years.

Sainsbury’s general food and also beverage makeover strategy adheres to a successful trial of a brand-new food hall layout called The Restaurant Hub at the Selly Oak shop in Birmingham. The hub, run in partnership with Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG), comprises food as well as beverage outlets from a series of brand names consisting of Caffè Carluccio’s, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Ed’s Diner and Slim Chickens.

Sainsbury’s and also BRG prepare to open 30 more hubs in the next year, with the intent to speed up the roll-out in future years if the format remains to be popular with customers. The grocery store likewise introduced that 67 Sainsbury’s cafes will stay open while it examines rollout plans.

Simon Roberts, Sainsbury’s chief executive officer, stated it had been a “hard decision” to shut 200 cafés. “We have spoken with all associates influenced by these modifications today as well as are definitely dedicated to supporting them at all we can during this unpredictable time,” he added. “Of program, we recognize this is very disturbing for our coworkers, however we have to keep adjusting our company to ensure we are supplying consumers the most effective possible food and also beverage at affordable costs.”

Alex Rayner, general supervisor of Starbucks UK, said the coffee titan expected structure on its existing relationship with Sainsbury’s. “Covid-19 sped up consumer trends in the direction of comfort and also as a result we’ve remained to enhance investment in brand-new layouts and also electronic networks such as drive-thru, delivery, mobile order and also pay and our loyalty programme Starbucks Rewards,” he included.