There is a tough year-on-year comparison, not least because of The Greatest Showman, but home entertainment buyers are generally optimistic about the likely impact of Q2 arrivals including Mary Poppins Returns, Aquaman and The Lego Movie 2, writes Christopher Barrett.
Sainsbury’s buying department has long been a highly stable and effective force in the entertainment retail sector. Last year, however, it went through a series of changes as veteran executives moved on to new roles. Chris Barrett talks to the refreshed team.
Sainsbury’s has denied a claim that the retailer and Asda plan to “squeeze” the grocery industry’s biggest suppliers if their merger is approved.
Shares in Sainsbury’s fell by more than 7% this week as concerns grew that competition regulators will rule against its proposed merger with Asda.
Tesco and Morrisons have joined other retailers and suppliers to warn that Sainsbury’s and Asda’s proposed merger will have a detrimental impact on the grocery market.