Sainsbury’s is one of the most trusted brands across the world. With an experience of over 150 years, the company continues to thrive even in today’s competitive world with the utmost ease. This is primarily happening due to their customer satisfaction and change in policies that are in line with growing changes.
Established in 1869, Sainsbury’s is now celebrating their 150th anniversary. They remain one of the biggest supermarket chains in entire Europe. Sainsbury’s are currently the second largest supermarket company in the United Kingdom with close to 1500 outlets.
Founded by John James Sainsbury, the company started as a normal retail shop in London back in 1869. But the quality of goods soon reached every nuke and corner in London. Started as a normal fresh food selling shop, Sainsbury’s soon started selling groceries and tea, sugar. In no time, Sainsbury’s got the attention of the public in the late 19th century because of their superior quality and low prices than their contemporaries. Then began one of the most successful journeys that now spans for over one and half centuries. Oursainsbury’s is the online portal for employees of Sainsbury’s.
The company also remains one of the largest employers in the United Kingdom. As of 2019, they have close to 200 thousand employees working for Sainsbury’s across various companies they possess. The company has a revenue of over 28.456 billion pounds as in 2018 and it keeps on growing YoY (Year on Year).
Although it has had some tough times over its journey, Sainsbury’s had always sought out a way to reach back to the top. The company had restructured itself in recent years and now has a holding parent company named J Sainsbury Plc. The parent company now has three units, which are Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd (deals with supermarket business), Sainsbury’s Bank (Banking sector) and Sainsbury’s Argos (Argos was acquired by Sainsbury’s in 2016 in £1.4 billion deal).
The Sainsbury’s are also present in the energy sector under Sainsbury’s Energy since 2011. The firm deals with the energy security of the country by providing natural gas and electricity. The company is aggressively pushing this brand by advertising about it across its outlets.
One of the major positive factors for the company’s success is the benefits that it provides for its employees. The longer an employee works in Sainsbury’s, the higher his benefits will be. This had eventually helped them serve better to their customers.
Sainsbury’s keeps their values at paramount which helps them thrive with exceptionally good service to their customers. Ever since 1869, the company always had a name for perfect quality with low prices. This continues even today after nearly 150 years in the journey.
The company always make sure that they serve the best food to their customers through their supermarket outlets. This is one of the main reasons that customers tend to visit Sainsbury’s supermarkets repeatedly. In a very commercial world, Sainsbury’s always try to remain as professional and well caring to the community that they are serving.
The company always ensures that they use renewable energy and try to be responsible to do their bit to conserve the environment. With climate change being so devastating in recent years, Sainsbury’s are leading the change and setting an example for others to follow.
On the other hand, the company also ensures that they contribute well towards society by actively participating in charitable events. This has kept the company in good stead as they continue to follow their values.
Sainsbury’s had made some key acquisitions over the years to ensure that they remain one of the leading retailers in Europe. The acquisition of Argos in 2014 is a key milestone in the journey of the company.
Argos is one of the biggest retailers in the United Kingdom and has a presence across the world including China. In 2014, Sainsbury’s acquired Argos in a 1.4 billion pound deal and now controls it. Habitat is another big retailer that was acquired by Sainsbury’s.
Habitat is a retailer in house furnishings and has a very big presence across Europe. By acquiring Habitat, Sainsbury’s had ensured that they made their entry into house furnishing retail business as well in 2014.
Sainsbury’s continues to be one of the biggest brands in the United Kingdom by selling over 65000+ products to customers through their various outlets and businesses.