19 September 2014
Sainsbury’s horticultural apprentices step into their role
Apprentices this month started on the first retailer-led national apprenticeship scheme for horticulture and agriculture. Through the Sainsbury’s scheme, the retailer is offering a City & Guilds accredited Level 2 Diploma which will give the apprentices hands on, practical experience within horticulture suppliers to Sainsbury’s.
17 September 2014
Ellie Simmonds OBE opened new Sainsbury’s Local in the heart of former Olympic and Paralympic Village
Four-time Paralympic Champion and Active Kids ambassador, Ellie Simmonds OBE, joined local children to open a new Sainsbury’s convenience store on 15 September, on the site of her medal haul at London 2012.
13 September 2014
Sainsbury’s to introduce hundreds of new shopping trolleys developed with parents of disabled children
Sainsbury’s has responded to calls from parents with disabled children for a more secure shopping trolley and, after months of testing a prototype with parents and children, the retailer has today announced that they will begin introducing nearly 600 of the new trolleys to supermarket stores across the UK from 15 September.
10 September 2014
Sainsbury’s opens first-ever combined pharmacy and convenience store at Guy’s Hospital
Sainsbury’s opens the first combined convenience shop and community pharmacy on a hospital site. The new store at Guy’s Hospital near London Bridge will employ 25 local people and offer improved choice, as well as a broad range of convenience goods for patients and visitors using the hospital. It will be open from 7am to 11pm, seven days a week.