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  • Contents Page 02

    In the news
    3 Sales up and recovery on track
    Your news
    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...

  • Up Front 02

    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 03

    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? 03

    The Food Standards
    Agency has launched
    a consultation on
    "traffic light"
    labelling in a bid to find
    out which front-of-pack
    schemes would help most
    people identify healthier food
    options when shopping.
    Sainsbury's has...

  • Sales up and recovery on track 03

    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 03

    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 04

    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 04

    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 04

    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 05

    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...

  • Sweet success 05

    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 05

    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
    with Sainsbury's...

  • Bags I have a go! 06

    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 06

    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
    expectations for...

  • Safety for youngsters 06

    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
    youngsters and...

  • Fact 07

    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!

  • Grape expectations 07

    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 07

    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...

  • Festive fayre 08

    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... 08

    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 09

    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? 10

    Make the most of the new, rolling
    Talkback survey to get your voice
    heard and make change happen Notice anything di.fferent about
    Tall rolling programme and, thanks to
    the new, improved...

  • Making Christmas a piece of cake 12

    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 14

    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
    stamp. The...

  • Past times 15

    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 16

    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 18

    A fresh approach
    Taking over the reins of an
    award-winning department
    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 18

    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 19

    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...

  • Product news 20

    Christmas is a time to spoil friends and family and there are so many great
    gift ideas the hardest thing will be choosing
    For kids
    Get the kids involved this
    Christmas with a
    gingerbread-man kit (£4.99
    including ingredients...

  • We've got Christmas all wrapped up 21

    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
    mean only...

  • Shining stars: A shining example 22

    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 23

    • 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 23

    Ladbroke Grove
    colleagues are
    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
    they have...

  • Tell Justin: A meaty problem solved 24

    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 24

    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" 25

    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 25

    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 25

    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
    decided to...

  • Cheers for the years 26

    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...

  • Footie fun 26

    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" 26

    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 27

    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
    Zilii's cookery...

  • Be in the know 27

    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...

  • Birthday parade 27

    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...

  • Briefs 27

    LETCHWORTH colleagues
    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
    she has...

  • Is it a bird, is it a plane? 27

    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...

  • Role models 27

    Bradford colleagues
    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

  • Shelf help 27

    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
    to help."

  • Chill out this Christmas 28

    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? 28

    Fancy a VIP
    weekend away?
    Legacy, formerly known as
    the Post Office Fellowship of
    Remembrance (POFR), gives
    Sainsbury's colleagues
    privilege holiday rates, hotel
    discounts and a range of
    other benefits at home...