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J Sainsbury is one of the UK’s leading food, merchandise and clothing retailers which aims to offer good quality products at competitive prices.

Sainsbury’s latest news

J Sainsbury is one of the UK’s leading food, merchandise and clothing retailers which aims to offer good quality products at competitive prices.

The first Sainsbury’s store was opened by John James Sainsbury in 1869 on Drury Lane in London. Having served British customers for over 150 years, the company is now a staple of the retail sector and has 1,400 stores around the UK.

Sainsbury’s holds around a 16% market share of the supermarket sector, making it the second largest to Tesco in the country.

The company acquired Argos in 2016. Argos is a leading digital retailer and the third most visited retail website in the UK. The partnership allows customers who buy products through Argos to conveniently collect their orders at hundreds of Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.  

In addition to Argos, Habitat, Tu, Nectar and Sainbury’s Bank are part of the wider Sainsbury’s Group and all hold similar values to the supermarket’s stores.

Products and services

  • In store supermarket shopping and online deliveries 
  • Fresh produce
  • Meat, poultry and seafood
  • Refrigerated and Frozen food
  • Household essentials
  • Health and Beauty products
  • Bakeries, Deli counters, Butchers, Fishmongers
  • Cafe’s
  • Sainsbury’s Bank
  • Sainsbury’s Energy


Sainsbury’s has around 1,428 physical stores, 600 of which are supermarkets and 800 smaller convenience stores. All in-store products and services can be viewed via the Sainsbury’s website and can also be ordered straight to customers' doors through home delivery.


Sainsbury’s employs a total of 189,000 people in a variety of locations and roles across the UK.

Head office

The Sainsbury’s head office is located in London at:

33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT

The Argos head office is located in Milton Keynes at:

489-499 Avebury Boulevard, Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes MK9 2NW


J Sainsbury plc is a public traded company and shares can be purchased through the London Stock Exchange. The sovereign wealth fund of Qatar hold the largest stake in the company at around 15%.

Year to 6 March 2021
Revenue: £29.048 billion
Pre-Tax Loss: £261 million

Year to 7 March 2020
Revenue: £28.993 billion
Pre-Tax Profit: £255 million

Contact information

Sainsbury’s can be contacted via phone or email to its London head office.

Telephone: 020 7695 6000
Email: [email protected]


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