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.

London, GB
Size (employees)
48,000 (est)-1%
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

Sainsbury's Data and Metrics

Sainsbury's Financial Metrics

Sainsbury's's revenue was reported to be £23.5 b in FY, 2016 which is a 1% decrease from the previous period.
Numbers are in £, GBP

Revenue (FY, 2016)

23.5 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

1.5 b

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

471 m

Market capitalization (25-May-2017)

6 b

Closing share price (25-May-2017)


Cash (12-Mar-2016)

1.1 b
Sainsbury's's current market capitalization is £6 b.
Numbers are in £, GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


23.8 b23.5 b

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

22.6 b22.1 b

Gross profit

1.2 b1.5 b

Gross profit Margin, %


Operating expense total

1.1 b749 m

Pre tax profit

(72 m)548 m

Net Income

(166 m)471 m
Numbers are in £, GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016


1.3 b1.1 b

Accounts Receivable

101 m96 m

Current Assets

4.5 b4.4 b


11.7 b12.2 b


325 m329 m

Total Assets

16.5 b17 b

Accounts Payable

2.1 b2.1 b

Current Liabilities

6.9 b6.7 b

Retained Earnings

(496 m)237 m

Total Equity

5.5 b6.4 b

Financial Leverage

3 x2.7 x
Numbers are in £, GBPFY, 2015FY, 2016

Cash From Operating Activities

911 m392 m

Cash From Financing Activities

(314 m)(128 m)

Income Taxes Paid

(94 m)(77 m)
Numbers are in £, GBPY, 2016


480.7 k

Financial Leverage

2.7 x

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