Company overview

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Company overview

A quick look at our operations, store estate and group performance.

Employees

J Sainsbury employs around 161,000 people.

Operating Businesses

J Sainsbury plc consists of Sainsbury's - a chain of 601 supermarkets and 773 convenience stores - and Sainsbury's Bank.

Store numbers and retailing space (52 weeks to 12 March 2016)

  Supermarkets Convenience Total
  Number Area
000 sq ft
Number Area
000 sq ft
Number Area
000 sq ft

At 14 March 2015

597 21,190 707 1,629 1,304 22,819
New stores (inc replacements) 8 263 69 175 75 438
Disposals/closures (2) (67) (3) (4) (5) (71)
Extensions/refurbishments/downsizes - 16 - - - 16

At 12 March 2016

601 21,420 773 1,800 1,374 23,202
Memorandum:            
Extensions - - 1 2 1 2
Refurbishments/downsizes 7 16 6 (2) 13 14
Total projects 7 16 6 - 14 16

Group performance

  2016
£m

2015
£m

2014
£m
Sales (including VAT) 25,829 26,122 26,353
Sales (excluding VAT) 23,495 23,752 23,946
Underlying operating profit 700 782 879
Underlying profit before tax 587 681 798
(Loss)/profit before tax 548 (72) 898
Underlying basic earnings per share 24.2p 26.4p 32.8p
Basic (loss)/earnings per share (23.9)p (8.7)p 37.7p
Dividend per share 12.1p 13.2p 17.3p

Our Management

Chairman: David Tyler
Chief Executive: Mike Coupe
Chief Financial Officer: John Rogers

Head Office

J Sainsbury plc
33 Holborn
London
EC1N 2HT

Financial performance

Here is an overview of our financial performance. More detailed information is available in the 5 year summary and the Investor section.

Our approach

Our values are an integral part of our daily actions and are at the heart of our policy and decision-making. Here we highlight some of the challenges and opportunities presented by sustainability, alongside key achievements which have been recognised by awards.

Our commitments

Follow our experts as they work to fulfill our 20 by 20 Sustainability Plan and provide their views on the big issues affecting our business.

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