My job as Director of Business Development is to explore a variety of business opportunities for Sainsbury’s that will extend the reach of our brand, increase sales and trial new markets. It’s almost a year now since my team launched the Sainsbury’s brand in China, through the Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global website. It’s a great way for us to sell Sainsbury’s products to millions of customers in China, and Alibaba’s expertise in this rapidly growing market has been a real asset to us, helping us to compete in a totally new market.
Sustainability is important for us all at Sainsbury’s and, whether we’re working directly with our farmers and growers, or simply making sure our chiller doors are closed between use, everyone in the business knows what an integral role they play.
Eight out of ten of the 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK list shopping as their favourite activity. A fact which should make all retailers happy. However, research carried out by the Alzheimer’s Society has found that many people living with dementia don’t think retailers are doing enough to help them and, since being diagnosed, sadly one in four have given up shopping.
At Sainsbury’s we’re really proud to be an organisation that makes a positive difference in our community.
Sainsbury’s customers love clear prices and they hate wasting food. We knew this when we decided earlier this year to phase out promotional offers that encourage shoppers to buy more than one pack of the same product.
With the recent horrific attacks in Orlando, we are reminded how important it is to support the LGBT+ community and here at Sainsbury’s we are on a journey to do just that.
While universities across the UK are preparing for their graduation ceremonies this summer, we are hosting our first graduation ceremony for 39 Sainsbury’s apprentices who have completed our Fish and Bakery Apprenticeships.
Animal welfare standards are really important to us at Sainsbury’s, just as we know they’re important to our customers, which is why we’re proud to have a long history of ethical sourcing.
This week is Carers Week. Sainsbury’s is proud to sponsor this annual charity campaign which raises awareness of caring, highlights the challenges carers face and recognises the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
As Agriculture Manager for lamb at Sainsbury’s I spend most of my time out on farms and with our suppliers. This is a really important part of my job because it means I can see exactly what is being produced for our customers and work with our farmers to make improvements.