Ally Dingwall: Get involved in Seafood week

Friday 9th October marks the start of Seafood week, and runs until Friday 16th October. So, o-fish-ially it’s on for 8 days but it would be a shame to not squeeze in two fish Fridays.

on 09 October 2015

James Brown: Halloween safety

Over the past few months you may have seen news reports about the standards of safety in children’s Halloween costumes. Under current regulations, fancy dress is only required to be tested to the same standard as European toys. However, at Sainsbury’s, we don’t feel that that’s enough and as such from this Halloween all children’s dress up sold in our stores will be tested to the British nightwear flammability standard – the toughest standard that currently exists.

on 07 October 2015

Jon Hartland: plastic bag legislation

On 5th October, legislation will come into force in England introducing a levy on single-use plastic bags for all large retailers, including Sainsbury’s. Of course this has been happening for some time in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, so many of our customers are already familiar with how this works.

on 29 September 2015

Judith Batchelar: The UN Sustainable Development Goals

You might have seen the ‘Global Goals’ being talked about this week and would like to know what Sainsbury’s and our customers and colleagues can do to get involved.

on 25 September 2015

Sarah Ellis: To the rescue

Did you know that you can freeze your cheese? Or if you dip ageing carrots in water they’ll perk right up? We have put some great new messages on the walls of our stores so we can help our customers with great little tips like these. And we’re coming #ToTheRescue to help you to stop wasting, and start saving.

By CR & Society team on 22 September 2015

Waste Less, Save More – UK town search

At Sainsbury’s we want to know our customers better than anyone else and our values remain at the heart of our business.

By Mike Coupe on 21 September 2015

Jon Rudoe: Generating digital ideas to make lives easier

Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman was having breakfast with his wife one morning in 1971 when it dawned on him that the grooves in the waffle iron she was using would be an excellent mould for a running shoe. It’s impossible to predict where the best ideas will come from.

on 17 September 2015

Judging panel gets set for the Sainsbury's Beauty Awards

The sixth Sainsbury’s Beauty Awards is just around the corner, a time celebrate your favourite lotions and potions, and products you just can’t live without.

on 25 August 2015

James Bailey: Supporting our dairy farmers

At the beginning of the year we posted about difficulties being faced by parts of the British dairy industry. Media coverage of milk pricing this month has highlighted that these challenges remain an important topic.

on 12 August 2015

How many women does it take to make a beehive?

Apparently nine. Last week I embarked on a challenge in Tanzania with eight other business women to do just that, and built 90 beehives within a remote area in Nou Forest. In support of Farm Africa, the charity that works to end hunger in eastern Africa, we hope the hives will be used to kick-start profitable and sustainable honey farming businesses for the area.

By Judith Batchelar on 15 June 2015

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