J.Sainsbury plc was founded in London in 1869. Being one of the UK's oldest retailers, you might say we've had more time to perfect our offering... Developing our range from high-street basics, to one of the most comprehensive retailing businesses in the UK.
From our core ranges - food and groceries, we've moved over the years into clothing (the UK's 7th largest), finance and even energy! We bring passion to everything we do and a Sainsbury's unique way of working - with values at the heart of our business.
These 'values' make us different to any other Supermarket retailer, committed to doing it better, looking after our suppliers, our team and our customers, whilst delivering an outstanding level of financial success.
As one of the largest food businesses in the Country we strive to deliver an ever improving shopping experience for our customers. Over 22 million shoppers every week choose us to supply their shopping, that's a whopping 16 percent market share - and with over 30,000 products and 150,000 employees, the numbers we have working for us prove that we have something special here - a place that has become not just a great place to shop, but also a business that's a great place to work too.
As part of our long heritage of providing great food at fair prices, we aim to be 'Best for food and health'.
By 'Sourcing with integrity', we aim to provide our customers with quality products at a fair price, doing so in a way that's better for the animals, farmers, growers and workers involved, and which minimises our impact on the environment.
At Sainsbury's, respecting the environment is about doing the right thing. We aim to be the UK's greenest grocer, which is great for our business but even better for the environment.
For us, retailing is about more than quality products and great service. It's also about supporting and helping the communities where we work, and being a good neighbour. We aim for our stores to be at the heart of the communities they serve.
We rely on our 150,000 colleagues working in our stores, offices and depots to provide great service for our customers every single day. They are the face of Sainsbury's, and crucial to our business goals.
So being 'A great place to work' is naturally important to us. Of course, it always has been. It's what made Sainsbury's the great company it is today and it's helping us build the great business of tomorrow