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In the news
3 Sales up and recovery on track
4 state-of-the-art trolley pilot
5 Join the sharesave scheme
6 Hams Hall drivers promote road
7 Save at the Calais store
8 Fresh look...
This month our focus is well and truly
^ ^ o n Christmas. We have some fantastic
new ranges in store which give us all the
opportunity to Try Something New Today.
We also have some wonderful Christmas gifts
for the whole...
Cwmbran after the blast
Cwmbran petrol station is
due to reopen on 7 December
following the explosion which
tore through the kiosk on 13
Store manager Simon
Lloyd explained: "The blast
happened at 6.30am on 13
October as two...
Green light for labelling?
The Food Standards
Agency has launched
a consultation on
labelling in a bid to find
out which front-of-pack
schemes would help most
people identify healthier food
options when shopping.
Sales up and recovery on track
Interim results for J
Sainsbury pic show sales are
up and customer
transactions have increased
by over half a million to 15
million a week with
availability now at industrymatching
Underlying profit before...
Win a trip to Oporto
In conjunction with Dow's Port,
Justin King is offering four
colleagues the chance to spend
four days on an educational trip
to Oporto in Portugal - the
home of Port!
You will be flown to the
beautiful city of Porto...
1,000 and still counting
Outsourced stock-taking service
RGIS inventory specialists
completed itsl.OOOtti Sainsbury's
store inventory in September.
The stock-take took place at
Chichester where duty manager
Dave Bruford was on hand with
Advanced shopping trolley comes to British aisles
le most advanced shopping
rolley ever made, using
echnology which produces a
r-steerinq effect and
ts according to the v
:h load, is being pi
ir Sainsbury's sto _
Known as the "Stealth
I rolley", it has special cast
Rita Marshall has won £5,000 of shopping
Seventy-three-year-old Rita Marshall has won £5,000 of shopping
-just for saving with Sainsbury's Bank.
Customers were entered into the prize draw each time they
deposited £20 or more in a single transaction into their...
A fresh idea
A new customer magazine was
posted to 1.5 million Sainsbury's
customers in October in a bid to
boost sales and increase
customer loyalty among Nectar
The magazine, called Fresh
ideas, will be sent out quarterly...
A quality operation got under
way in July when a customer
telephoned the Huntingdon
store looking for a bulk gift
order for his suppliers'
colleagues at short notice. It
was an operation that
eventually involved two...
Try sharing in our future success
Have you ever wanted to save
but not quite had the willpower?
Well, if you have completed at
least six months' service on 18
November this year, you can do
it the easy and risk-free way
Bags I have a go!
September saw a lot of
excited schoolchildren as
Active Kids equipment
arrived in schools.
Colleagues from White
Rose store joined
schoolchildren and teachers
at Middleton Primary School
in Leeds to celebrate the
Checks and balances from internal audit
The internal audit teann iias been
busy conducting legality audits
at every store.
Auditor Jonathan Osborne
said the teann's role is to ensure
that Sainsbury's lives up to its
goal of exceeding customer
Safety for youngsters
Children at two primary schools
close to Hams Hall depot got a
good grounding in road safety
during November when transport
team captain Garry Dixon joined
up with local police to talk to the
There were record sales of
sausages, sage and English
Cox's apples following Jannie
Oliver's last TV ad and
colleague sampling. In fact
Sainsbury's sold 420 tonnes of
Cox's apples in a single week!
So what do you know about Chardonnay? For a
select group of beer, wine and spirits colleagues
from across the company, their reward for their
contribution to the department, was a four-day
study tour to France.
Say cheers with Calais
When you spend £50 at Sainsbury's Calais store between
now and 22 December 2005, you can buy six bottles of
Seaview Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay 75cl for
just £9.94. That's a fantastic saving of £50 on the
UK price. Plus if...
London's Finchley Road got into
the Christmas spirit early when
it became one of the venues for
'Show and Sell' displays ahead
of the festive season.
Traditional mountains of
Quality Streets and shelves
packed with gifts,...
Fresh look online...
There's a fresh look for online
shoppers - the Sainsbury's to
You name is being phased out to
bring the online service under
one, simple umbrellasainsburys.
The Sainsbury's online
groceries website has...
South Ruislip is top team
Meet the colleagues who came up trumps in the National Customer Awards South Ruislip colleagues have
won Customer Service Team of
the year- Retail.
The achievement is
particularly impressive as the
store went from being...
Did you Talkback?
Make the most of the new, rolling
Talkback survey to get your voice
heard and make change happen Notice anything di.fferent about
rolling programme and, thanks to
the new, improved...
Making Christmas a piece of cake
Taste the Difference (TTD) has some delicious seasonal products on offer
this year. We asked four colleagues from Watchmoor Park to try them
and give us their verdict Christmas came early for four
colleagues from Watchmoor...
Try something new today
Be Good To Yourself (BGTY) products are
getting a whole new look from January - and
we've got a sneak preview just for you There's a fresh, new look on the
way for BGTY packaging - along
with a new apple
Want to know more
about the history of
your store? Then look
no further than
London's Docklands Sainsbury's has an extensive
archive and now it has moved to a
new home at the Museum in
Docklands where it's open to...
The tills on the bus go round and round
Two double decker buses kitted out with tills
and a classroom are travelling the country as
Sainsbury's Scan School hits a store near you Checkout managers and store
trainers are taking part in Scan
Sctiool - a project that...
Leading the way: A fresh approach
A fresh approach
Taking over the reins of an
might be daunting for some,
but for Kate Palmer, fresh
foods manager at Merton,
it's been business as usual
largely as a result of the
Leading the way: Respect and value
Respect and value
The pharmacy department of the
year in Stanmore, London is run
as a tight-knit team and for lead
pharmacist Ivlinal Shah it is this
closeness that has contributed to
their success. "I've worked here
The perfect job
Calling all graduates. Sainsbury's is always on the
look-out for top quality graduate recruits Are you an undergraduate
working part-time at
Sainsbury's? Or perhaps you're a
parent with a son or daughter in
their final year...
Christmas is a time to spoil friends and family and there are so many great
gift ideas the hardest thing will be choosing
Get the kids involved this
Christmas with a
gingerbread-man kit (£4.99
We've got Christmas all wrapped up
Emerald Park colleagues had
the pleasure of testing out some
of the products from this year's
Christmas range. The new
gift range - from waffle makers
to chocolatiere sets - aims to
cater for everyone and could
Shining stars: A shining example
Commitment, inspiration and a
devotion to getting the job done
are the hallmarl
leading Shining Stars winner.
Sam Hall, groceries online
department manager at Water
Lane in Farnham, has won more
Shining stars: Banking on success
• III ee stores have achieved 100 per cent compliance for Bank
.product availability in the August/September audit. Colleagues at
'Iworth, North Finchley and Salisbury were awarded 50,000
ling Star points to help celebrate...
Shining stars: Stars in their aisles
setting a shining
Ladbroke Grove has made
rewarding colleagues for their
hard work one of the store's top
priorities. As one of the biggest
users of the Shining Stars scheme
Tell Justin: A meaty problem solved
For CTS Christine Clarl
deli counter in Sidney Street,
Cambridge, a suggestion to help
cut losses in the department was
based on practical common sense.
Christine recognised that many
of the packs of meat displayed...
Tell Justin: Say cheese
Linda Nelson, a code
controller at the Halifax
store, has plenty to smile
about. After almost 20 years
with the company she's been
awarded her first Shining
Star points for coming up
with an idea to improve the
"I want people hear something positive"
Hams Hall colleague Kirsty Hay
was diagnosed with breast cancer
in December 2003 but now, after
surgery and chemotherapy, the
doctors are very happy with her
progress and she hasn't looked
To celebrate her great...
What a small world
Veterans Sheila Pierse and Margaret Ford
plus Margaret Clegg from Wrexham found
they had something in common when they
met on holiday - Sainsbury's. All three of
them booked themselves on a Wallace Arnold
Holiday to Italy and...
Working up a sweat
Colleagues from Haydock
Distribution Centre have started a
craze - power walking! Payroll
assistant Clare Dixon, finance
manager Karen Davies, finance
assistant Joanne Millett and
payroll assistant Gail Hague
Cheers for the years
Two 25-club dinners were held on 27 September and 4 October
at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, with 1,600 colleagues in
The dinners gave members the chance to look back over old
times with colleagues both past...
The SSA annual five-a-side football
tournament brought together colleagues from
across the country from both the supply chain
and stores to the pitches at Powerleague, New
Barnet, London on 9 October.
The games were extremely...
"We are very proud of our revamped store"
Woolwich colleagues celebrate their
store's new look with an old friend A refurbished Woolwich marked
its re-opening with a fitting
tribute to newly retired colleague
Joan Dyball by asking her to cut
the ribbon at the...
A fayre to remember
Scunthorpe played a pivotal role in ttie town's food
fayre in September. Ttie store provided a selection of
breads, fruit and veg and wines and beers for
sampling and ingredients for celebrity chef Aldo
Be in the know
The Journal has found out the useful business numbers you
shouldn't be without and put them in a section to cut out and
HR shared services - 020 7695 8000 inc payroll, training,
recruitment, people systems & HR...
Red Bank Road colleagues celebrated the store's 21st birthday
in style with a float In the Lions Carnival Parade along
Blackpool's promenade. Colleagues made their float out of
shelving units, decorated with balloons and...
have helped petrol assistant Sue
Coote loose six stone in weight
by cooking her special meals. In
December Sue found out she had
diabetes, high cholesterol and
high blood pressure and the help
Is it a bird, is it a plane?
Colleagues from Hempstead Valley raised over
£1,500 for The Challenging Behaviour Foundation
during a charity dragon boat race. The team also
picked up the best-dressed team prize for their
superheroes costumes, winning £150...
Richard Sykes (driver) and
Faye McKenzie (checkout
assistant) took part in
Breast Caiicer Care's
charity fashion parade at
the Town And Country Club
Bradford. They were
nominated by the store for
Hankridge Farm store manager
Andy Tombs helped open the
extension to the local village shop.
He said: "The shop is part of our
'SAVE' scheme. It is my pleasure
Chill out this Christmas
Chill out this
The new Cravendale Hint
of... range which combines
their fresh milk with a hint of
wild strawberry or vanilla
tastes so good the cows
what it back!
The Cravendale Hint of...
is filtered for purity...
Fancy a VIP weekend away?
Fancy a VIP
Legacy, formerly known as
the Post Office Fellowship of
Remembrance (POFR), gives
privilege holiday rates, hotel
discounts and a range of
other benefits at home...