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Company Overview of Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd.

Company Overview

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd. operates supermarkets in the United Kingdom. The company offers food and drink products, including groceries; home and garden products, such as kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, bathroom, laundry room, office, nursery, garden and pet, furniture, lighting, storage and shelving, decorative, bedding, DIY and car care, home electrical, and gift products; and appliances, such as cookers and microwaves, fridges and freezers, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, integrated appliances, kettles and coffee makers, toasters, small kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, ironing and sewing products, heating and cooling products, and personal care products. It al...

33 Holborn

London,  EC1N 2HT

United Kingdom

Founded in 1869


44 20 7695 6000


44 20 7695 7610

Key Executives for Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 51
Finance Director
Age: 46
Managing Director and Director
Age: 68
Director and Deputy Managing Director of J Sainsbury PLC
Age: 52
Managing Director for Non-Food
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd. Key Developments

Sainsbury's Launches Butter-Side-Up Bread

Sainsbury's has announced the launch of its new butter-side-up bread. The butter-side-up bread is baked in higher temperatures allowing for a more rapid expansion of the dough. This process helps create larger air pockets in the loaf, which in turn absorbs your butter and jam more evenly. This absorption helps distribute the weight of condiments in a balanced way and negate any disproportionate weight bias. It also reduces the uneven drag in mid flight. The new bread slicing method leaves loaves with an ever-so-slight curvature, almost unidentifiable to the naked eye. This curve adds a greater weight to the unbuttered side of your toast resulting in a butter-side-up reaction 99% of the time. To further prevent this age-old conundrum, the company created 1ft and 8ft tall breakfast tables. Toast falling from shorter tables has not the time nor space to rotate before impact. The taller 8ft tables allow for a full 360 degree rotation, meaning toast will land butter-side-up almost every time.

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Limited Plans to Open its Own Office in India

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Limited is planning to setup its own office in India for which it has recently applied to Indian authorities, which is pending for approval. Currently, the company sources a wide range of products from India through various buying offices. The move is expected to substantially increase sourcing from the country.

Sainsbury's Presents at Nomura European SRI Conference, May-22-2013

Sainsbury's Presents at Nomura European SRI Conference, May-22-2013 . Venue: Hotel Sofitel Arc de Triomphe, 14 Rue Beaujon, 75008 Paris, France.

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