Sourcing with integrity is one of the five core values that our business is built around. We know that customers not only want great value for money, but great values behind their products too and they put their trust in us to act responsibly. This is why we’re working hard to set the highest standards for sourcing products and materials not only in the UK, but around the world.
"For there to be true progress in combating food waste, there has to be a spirit of transparency and collaboration."
As a proud sponsor of the British Paralympic Association, we’re really excited about all the gold medals being won in Rio. But it’s not just our beloved athletes who are winning gold awards. This week, we’re celebrating achieving the Investors in People Gold Standard for the third consecutive time.
We’re proud of our position as the leading retailer of certified, sustainable, wild-caught fish. In 2016 alone we were named the Marine Stewardship Council’s Retailer of the Year for the third year running, as well as winning their Fish Counter of the Year award.
Since partnering with the British Paralympic Association in 2010, I’ve had the pleasure of watching our colleagues and customers throw their support behind ParalympicsGB. Now, with just days until the launch of the next Games, I’m confident that I speak for us all when I say the excitement ahead of Rio is palpable.
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.