With a near 150-year history, over 1,200 stores across the UK and around 160,000 colleagues, Sainsbury’s is one of the UK’s best-established businesses. Yet we never rest on our laurels. We’re exploring how we can keep improving the customer experience all the time, devising new ways of bringing people the products and service they deserve.
Our core ranges – food and groceries – are our bedrock. But we've expanded our offering to a huge degree. Nowadays we’re the business behind the UK’s 7th largest clothing brand by volume, Tu. Our Groceries Online business has gone through the roof. And we’re right now investing £150m in Digital & Technology to bring our customers the future of retailing before it happens. We even have our own bank, pharmacy and energy services.
We work closely with suppliers and farmers, reducing the impact on the environment, playing an active role in the communities we serve and making Sainsbury's a satisfying place to work as a retailer that takes its social responsibilities very seriously. Over 22 million shoppers every week choose us to supply their shopping, that's a whopping 16.5 percent market share. The numbers just go to prove that we have something really special here; it’s not just a great place for customers, it's a truly great place to work too.

Company Growth (employees)
London, GB
Size (employees)
51,900 (est)+9%
Sainsbury's was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at Sainsbury's

Mike Coupe

Mike Coupe


Sainsbury's Office Locations

Sainsbury's has offices in London, Coventry, Edinburgh, Wakefield and in 6 other locations
London, GB (HQ)
33 Holborn
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Sainsbury's Data and Metrics

Sainsbury's Financial Metrics

Sainsbury's's revenue was reported to be £26.2 b in FY, 2017 which is a 12% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

26.2 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

4.2 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

471 m

Market capitalization (19-Sep-2017)

5.3 b

Closing share price (19-Sep-2017)


Cash (31-Mar-2017)

1.1 b
Sainsbury's's current market capitalization is £5.3 b.
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


23.8 b23.5 b26.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

22.6 b22.1 b22.1 b

Gross profit

1.2 b1.5 b4.2 b
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


1.3 b1.1 b1.1 b

Accounts Receivable

101 m96 m96 m

Current Assets

4.5 b4.4 b4.4 b


11.7 b12.2 b12.2 b
GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Cash From Operating Activities

911 m392 m392 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(314 m)(128 m)(128 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(94 m)(77 m)(77 m)
GBPY, 2017


525 k

Financial Leverage

2.7 x
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Sainsbury's Operating Metrics

Sainsbury's's Stores was reported to be 2.2 k in FY, 2017
FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Logistics Centers


Transactions per Week

24.5 m25.5 m26 m


1.73 k1.81 k2.2 k


1.58 k1.65 k1.73 k
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Sainsbury's Market Value History

Sainsbury's Revenue Breakdown

Sainsbury's Job Categories

Traffic Overview of Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's Online and Social Media Presence

Sainsbury's News and Updates

Sainsbury's: It's still a 'challenging market' and could get worse

Sainsbury's full-year results: pre-tax profit down 1%, supermarket sales down 0.6%; Argos a bright spot, but analysts say "core brand seems to be struggling;" Supermarket hit by changing consumer habits, competition, and economy. LONDON — Sainsbury's CEO Mike Coupe warned…

Sainsbury's warns of Brexit ramping up food prices as sales drop

LONDON — Sainsbury's warned that the pound's weakness since the Brexit vote could push up food prices, as it posted a drop in sales in the first nine weeks of the year. Britain's second-largest supermarket chain recorded a 0.5% drop in like-for-like supermarket sales, exclud…

Sainsbury's chairman sanctioned for using staff to work on country home

City grandee David Tyler paid £5,000 to charity after being sanctioned by supermarket for breaching code of conduct Sainsbury’s chairman David Tyler was sanctioned by the supermarket’s board after using the company’s staff and suppliers to help revamp his country bolthole.The board sent Tyler, a Cit…

Sainsbury's is popping

LONDON — Shares in supermarket Sainsbury's have opened up over 5% in London after a forecast-beating Christmas update. Sainsbury's sales rose 1% in the 15 weeks to January 7, helped by a 4.1% rise at the recently acquired Argos. Sainsbury's standalone sales rose 0.8% in the …

Sainsbury's best performer on the FTSE 100

Supermarket Sainsbury's is the best performer on the FTSE 100, as the index remains near record levels.

Sainsbury's reports record Christmas sales of more than £1bn

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's reports record Christmas sales, but third quarter sales only rose 0.1%.
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Sainsbury's Company Life and Culture

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