Hugh Sultoon: Embracing diversity, the Sainsbury’s way

6 months ago I was helping serve customers over the busy Christmas period in our Islington store, now I’m coming to the end of my second placement in the Diversity and Inclusion team in Sainsury's Store Support Centre in London. A different experience, but equally as fun.

on 13 July 2014

James Brown: How Tu clothes are made

I love fashion and design but where and how our clothes are made is just as important to me. It all begins in our offices in Coventry with our fantastic Tu design team. They keep on top of catwalk trends and travel abroad to get new ideas so we can bring you inspiring new collections every six weeks.

By Our management team on 11 July 2014

Nikki Emerson: Becoming paralysed gave me the chance to win medals for my country as an athlete

When Sainsbury's approached me to write a book it definitely came as a surprise! At the time I was training for the 2012 London Paralympic Games but I was by no means a medal hopeful so my first thought was that I wasn't the person they thought I was and they must be looking for one of my teammates.

By CR & Society team on 03 July 2014

Becky Deeley: My first taste of food retail

Many of you will be reading this to gain insight into the 20x20 graduate scheme, however Sainsbury's also has an Own Brand graduate scheme which is very focused on the own brand products which make up around half of Sainsbury's food and grocery sales, and I am part of their placement scheme.

By Our Graduates on 30 June 2014

Paul Crewe: Why we're creating a buzz around bees

There are 20,000 species of bee worldwide – but did you know that only twelve of those species makes honey?

By Paul Crewe on 24 June 2014

Calum Kelly: Blooming great start to the Horticultural Graduate Scheme

I’m Calum, Sainsbury’s first horticultural graduate, and I have spent the last five months working at our biggest floral supplier in the UK, with the last 6 weeks based at a leading flower breeder in Holland. I have introduced myself to many people since I started in September, and all reacted to my role with a mix of curiosity and confusion. Don’t worry, I will explain all.

By Our Graduates on 17 June 2014

Justin King: Waste not, want not

"Waste not, want not,” was a guiding principle of our grandparents’ generation, but it’s never been more relevant today. In a world of diminishing resources, retailers have a responsibility not only to trade sustainably, but also to help our customers to live sustainably too.

By Our management team on 13 June 2014

Robert Music: Knickers to cervical cancer

This week is Cervical Screening Awareness Week and to mark the occasion Sainsbury’s has teamed up with Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – the UK’s only cervical cancer charity – to raise funds and awareness for cervical cancer prevention. From 8-14 June, 50p from the sale of every pair of women’s knickers sold in store will go to the charity. Last year the partnership raised a fantastic £46,000 in just seven days. Chief Executive Robert Music tells us why the partnership is so important:

By CR & Society team on 09 June 2014

Anna Ballantyne: Why we import sweet potatoes from Senegal

Together with our supplier, Barfoots of Botley, and the Food Retail Industry Challenge Fund (FRICH), we’ve started growing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes in Senegal.

on 05 June 2014

Sioned Read: Time flies when you’re having fun

When people ask me how long I have worked at Sainsbury’s, it always shocks me when I answer ‘about 18 months now’ (and I think that even this is underselling it a bit – it’s probably more like almost 2 years!). So is it just a case of ‘time flies when you’re having fun?’

By Our Graduates on 02 June 2014

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