About us

Sainsbury’s commitment to helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what we do since 1869. Today that means making our customers’ lives better and easier every day by offering great quality and service at fair prices – across food, clothing, homeware and financial services – whenever and wherever they want it. As our customers’ lives change, so will our business. Sainsbury's acquired Home Retail Group, the owner of Argos and Habitat, on 2 September 2016, creating one of the UK’s leading food and non-food retailers - a multi-product, multi-channel business with fast delivery networks.

Our Sustainability Plan

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.

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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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.

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