About us

Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 and today operates over 1,200 supermarkets and convenience stores and employs around 161,000 colleagues. We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and have invested in our stores, our colleagues and our channels to deliver the best possible shopping experience. Our strong culture and values are part of our identity and integral to our success.

Our commitments

Follow our experts as they work to fulfill our 20x20 Sustainability Plan and provide their views on the big issues affecting our business.

Management and board

Biographies of our plc and operating board directors and the committees they are a member of.

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Business strategy

Our strategy centres around three areas of focus, which are underpinned by customer insight and our values.

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Our values

Our values guide us in everything we do - from key decisions to day-today activities.

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Sainsbury's story

Founded in 1869 by John James Sainsbury and his wife in London, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest retailers.

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Property

Sainsbury's operates a range of store formats that are designed to meet with specific customer requirements and locations.

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Business structure

Sainsbury's operates supermarkets and convenience stores, an online grocery and general merchandise operation, as well as Sainsbury's Bank.

Sainsburys staff