Originally posted by The Vinyl Factory
Spice up your shopping basket with a copy of Welcome to The Pleasure Dome.
After reintroducing vinyl to its aisles for the first time in 25 years back in March, Sainsbury’s has announced today (October 13) that it will now stock vinyl records in another 67 stores across the UK, bringing the total up to 238.
From October 14, the range will expand from twenty to sixty titles covering a mix of contemporary and classic records, along with seven exclusive titles, Music Week reports. The new collection includes David Bowie’s Blackstar in addition to limited edition coloured vinyl exclusives like Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Welcome to The Pleasure Dome and Madonna’s Like a Prayer.
Sainsbury’s has sold over 81,000 records to date and now accounts for 80% of the total grocery vinyl market. In June, the supermarket claimed to be the UK’s biggest high street vinyl retailer.
Sean Cowland, Sainsbury’s Music Buyer, says they have extended the range to give customers even more choice. “We’ve seen incredible sales from timeless classics such as The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Fleetwood Mac, but also a more leftfield selection, like N.W.A. and The Smiths. By increasing the range, we can offer our customer a larger choice to enjoy in our stores,” he explains.