Sainsbury’s is the UK’s second largest supermarket chain, selling groceries, home wares, electrical items and even financial services through Sainsbury’s Bank. They have over 1300 stores across the country.
With over 1300 locations throughout the United Kingdom, it’s seriously bad luck if you don’t have one in your town. Sainsbury’s stores are divided into two formats: supermarkets and convenience stores. Both types sell a selection of Sainsbury’s groceries. The larger supermarket format stores have similar layouts but the products they have offer varies from store to store. As well as grocery extras such as an instore bakery and butchers’ counter, the Sainsbury’s TU clothing range is available in most larger stores. This also applies to Sainsbury’s electrical offerings. Product ranges vary between stores so the best way to find out is to check the online store, where you will also find other helpful info, such as Sainsbury’s opening times in your area.
History of Sainsbury’s
Sainsbury’s was founded in the mid-nineteenth century by John James Sainsbury in London. Over the years, the retailer was innovative in many ways, including being an early adopter of self-service shopping in a time when the shop staff did it for you. Sainsbury’s bank was launched in the 1990s alongside the own-label food brands FreeFrom and Taste The Difference. Tu clothing and the Sainsbury’s Home Collection are know well respected for their quality and value for money. There are now over 1300 stores in the UK as well as the Sainsbury’s online store.
If you buy your groceries online, you can choose to have them delivered within a one-hour delivery slot or to collect them from a Sainsbury’s location near you. Sainsbury’s was one of the main founders of the country’s largest loyalty card scheme, Nectar, which was launched in 2002. Having a Nectar card will let you earn points on nearly everything you buy at Sainsbury’s and other participating retailers. You get one point for every £1 which can be redeemed as a voucher code to spend later. The Nectar mobile app lets you keep your points in the palm of your hand.