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J Sainsbury plc
Traded asLSESBRY
Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Headquarters33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT, United Kingdom
Number of locations
1,106 (16 March 2013)
Key people
David Tyler
Justin King
(Chief Executive)
ProductsConvenience/forecourt store, hypermarket/supercenter/superstore, supermarket
Revenue£22.294 billion (2012)[1]
£874 million (2012)[1]
£598 million (2012)[1]
OwnerJudith Portrait (3.92%)
Lord Sainsbury (4.99%)
Sainsbury family (15%)
Qatar Investment (25.999%)
Number of employees
152,000 (2012)[1]
SubsidiariesSainsbury's Bank Plc
Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd.
Sainsbury's Convenience Stores Ltd.
WebsiteCorporate Website
Consumer Website

Sainsbury's is the oldest supermarket chain based in the United Kingdom. Sainsbury's originally sold only food, but it now sells other things like mobile phones, DVDs, videos, clothing and books. Sainsbury's is the second largest supermarket in the UK (after Tesco). The clothing range at Sainsbury's has changed a lot over the years. It started off with, Jeff & Co, then another range was brought in, after that Adams Kids. Now it's called TU.

In 2017, average number of 118,700 people worked in Sainsbury's.


A typical Sainsbury's supermarket