October 23, 2016 4:33 PM ET

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Company Overview of Sainsbury's Supermarkets Limited

Company Overview

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Limited operates supermarkets in the United Kingdom. The company engages in grocery and related retailing activities. It offers groceries, including fruit and veg, meat and fish, bakery, frozen, food cupboard, drinks, health and beauty, baby, household, pet, and home products, as well as dairy, egg, and chilled products. The company was founded in 1869 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. Sainsbury's Supermarkets Limited is a subsidiary of J Sainsbury plc.

33 Holborn

London,  EC1N 2HT

United Kingdom

Founded in 1869

160,300 Employees

Key Executives for Sainsbury's Supermarkets Limited

Company Secretary and Director
Age: 52
Director of Marketing Planning & Propositions
Marketing Director and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Limited Key Developments

Sainsbury's Appoints Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director

Sainsbury's announced the appointment of Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director. Simon will report to Chief Executive Mike Coupe and be a member of Sainsbury's Operating Board. Most recently Simon was Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President of Boots in the UK & Ireland. Prior to this Simon was Managing Director of Boots UK, where he was responsible for leading retail and pharmacy activities in over 2,500 stores across the UK & Ireland. Simon joined Boots as Regional Director in 2003 from Marks & Spencer, where for 14 years he held roles in Marks & Spencer's stores and operations. Simon will join Sainsbury's by July 2017.

Sainsbury's to Close Netto Stores in UK

Sainsbury's will be closing its Netto stores after abandoning the joint venture deal with Dansk Supermarked Group (DSG). As part of the move, the 16 Netto stores will close in August, putting around 400 jobs at risk.

Wincanton plc Renews Distribution Contract with Sainsbury's

Wincanton plc announced that it has renewed its distribution contract with Sainsbury's, bringing the long-standing relationship between the two businesses to over 25 years. The extension will see further on-going efficiency and performance improvements in the logistics operations for four key Sainsbury's sites, supporting their supermarket and convenience stores across England and Wales for up to five years.

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