145 years of history

Original Sainsburys store

145 years of history

Sainsbury's was founded in 1869 by John James Sainsbury and his wife Mary Ann Sainsbury in London and has grown to become one of the UK’s largest retailers.

1900
 
 
 
 
1850
1898

1898

Lloyd Maunder (our longest established supplier) started supplying us with meat and poultry

1882

1882

We started selling our first own brand products

1869

1869

We opened our first store on London's Drury Lane