In-store cuppas

SAINSBURY'S said shoppers can sip take-away coffees or specialist teas at its store in Clapham, London, after The Perfection Coffee Company opened an in-store bar in a trial that could be rolled out across the 393-store chain.

The coffee bar operates as a standard concession and pays rent to Sainsbury's. The big five UK grocery retailers are all trying a range of new offers to boost sales and increase profit margins.