The Property Division at Sainsbury’s is a hidden world, only those lucky enough to work here really understand the exciting and crucial role it plays in driving the business forward. You name it, we’re involved in it. Having had the privilege of being on the Property Graduate scheme for the last year, I wanted to give the outside world a glimpse of what we get up to.
We’ve been asked over recent weeks and months if we sell ‘ugly’ fruit and veg. Firstly I don’t think any of our produce is less appealing than any other, but the questions have prompted me to think about the times when we have decided to reduce the specification on the fresh produce we source so we can make the most of the crop when we’re hit with unseasonal weather.
To celebrate a great summer of sport we invited a selection of bloggers to our Summer Series sporting events, which have been held in various locations across the UK in partnership with British Athletics. We did this to give them and their families a chance to experience British Athletics up close and personal, embracing the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.
At Sainsbury’s, we are proud that since 2007, 100% of our bananas are Fairtrade. As our customers tuck into a delicious piece of fruit, they know it’s not just good for them but also for the people growing those bananas.
While I am on my year-long-placement with the Sainsbury's Corporate Affairs team, many of my uni mates are preparing to head back to uni. To the Freshers reading this, I wanted to share with you some information that I wish I'd known when I started.
In 2011 we made a commitment to reduce the amount of water use by 50% against our 05/06 baseline. In March 2013 we achieved this goal but continue to work to reduce our usage further.
With the return of the packed lunch, why not take a peek at our lunchbox essentials to get you started for the first week back to school.
Sainsbury’s property portfolio is vital to its business. Without it, there would be no stores to trade from, nowhere to hold goods awaiting distribution and no offices to coordinate these processes. But most people are at a loss as to what our Coventry-based Property Department actually does. Hopefully, I can shed some light on what goes on in our Midlands Store Support Centre!
I joined Sainsbury’s three years after I left university, as I really wanted to gain some work experience and go travelling. I’m so glad that I got to go and explore the world before getting stuck into my career, but by the time my first day came round I was definitely ready for a challenge.
From a festival in a field, to a simple picnic in the park, we’ve got you covered.