Introduce a site

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Introduce a site

Sainsbury’s is one of the UK’s leading retailers and has been trading for over 145 years.

We opened our first convenience store in Hammersmith in 1998 and now run over 700 convenience shops.

Our business is growing at 18% and we have ambitious plans to expand our convenience store portfolio across the country.

We have one of the strongest covenants in the marketplace and an award winning track record of working in partnership with agents, developers and landlords to open new stores.

3 step approach

Our award winning convenience team are able to provide support and expertise throughout the life of a convenience store. We have made the process as simple as possible with a 3 step approach:

1. Site introduction

When a site is introduced we work with a team of professionals to review the site for location, site suitability and affordability. This enables us to draw a store layout and determine conversion costs to see if it is suitable for our needs.

2. Negotiate Deal

We then work with an agent to negotiate the best deal for both parties. This will also include getting our Board approval for the site in order to progress. Once all the details are agreed a solicitor is instructed to work through to an exchange of contracts.

3. Store Launch

Once exchanged, we submit any planning and licensing applications necessary in order to be able to use the site as a Sainsbury’s store. Once this is all approved we are ready to get started on site which in a few short weeks will lead to the opening of the latest Sainsbury’s Local.

Our values

Our five values provide the framework for how we do business at Sainsbury's. They guide us in everything we do - from key business decisions to day-to-day activities.

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