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)
Sainsbury's was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People/Management 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 Financials and Metrics

Sainsbury's Financials

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 (31-Oct-2017)

5.3 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-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


518.3 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's Web-traffic and Trends

Sainsbury's Online and Social Media Presence

Sainsbury's News and Updates

Sainsbury's looks set to axe more than 1,000 jobs

Sainsbury's looks set to give a number of its head office jobs the chop, as the supermarket giant attempts to make £500m of savings. The exact number of jobs to be cut will be announced next month, City A.M. understands, but the Sunday Telegraph has reported that more than 1,000 employees could f…

Ex-Sainsbury's CEO: Brexit means 'higher prices, less choice, and poorer quality' at supermarkets

LONDON — Former Sainsbury's CEO Justin King says UK shoppers are "completely in the dark" about what Brexit will mean for supermarkets. King, who was in charge of Sainsbury's for a decade until 2014, told BBC's Panorama programme: "One can say very clearly what the direction will be: higher prices, …

Conservative party promises a full review of business rates

The Conservative party has responded to concerns about business rates in its manifesto today, promising more frequent re-evaluations of the property tax and a full review of the system. Business rates were revaluated for the first time in seven years in April, and rocketing tax rates in London ca…

Sainsbury's Company Life and Culture

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