From 1869, when the first dairy shop opened its doors, the Sainsbury’s family have always played an important role in the development of the company. They continue to hold an interest today.
From egg boys and housekeepers to shelf stackers and executives, it’s people who have made Sainsbury’s a success from 1869 to today.
It started with a single dairy shop trading on Drury Lane in central London. Now Sainsbury’s has more than 1,200 stores nationwide. We take a look at the nation’s best-loved supermarket’s incredible journey across the country.
As British tastes have changed, so have we. We look at how our stores have expanded from selling ‘the best butter in the world’ to offering more than 30,000 products. When John James Sainsbury and his wife, Mary Ann, opened their first shop on Drury Lane in 1869, Sainsbury’s was a small dairy, selling just butter, eggs, milk – and later cheese. Six years later, imported Irish bacon was added to the goods on sale, and Danish bacon soon followed.
How did Sainsbury’s grow from a single dairy store to become one of Britain’s household names? We look at the branding journey
The World Wars had a huge impact on British life. Discover how Sainsbury’s employed women, operated during air raids and helped people cope with rationing.