In 2014, Sainsbury’s celebrated its 145th birthday. As you might expect, things have changed considerably since Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869. Sainsbury’s has remained steadfast in its commitment to its values, endeavouring to provide families with high quality food at affordable prices. The following is an overview of the Sainsbury’s story from 1869 through to the modern day.
In 2014, Sainsbury’s turned 145 years old. From the first year to the present day, our colleagues have always been hugely important to us, but how have the people and their roles changed?
As London’s population boomed, this bought opportunity and competition to Sainsbury’s. Processes evolved and shopping experience improved despite the onset of World War I.
In 1869, John James Sainsbury and his wife, Mary Ann set up a small dairy shop on London’s Drury Lane. Not even they could have predicted that this would go on to become a nation- wide retailer, known to families right across the country.