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  • Contributors 02

    We’re all living Well For leSS ThiS auTumn. Three oF our
    conTribuTorS Tell uS abouT Their SeaSonal highlighTS.
    louiSa mcQuade
    holborn SSc
    “I love taking my dogs for
    long walks in the rain. I’ve...

  • Guest editor: Gurshinder Mann 02

    5 things I’ve
    learned Guest editor: Gurshinder
    Mann – Streatham Common As I had the privilege of going to TTPO I am delighted to be the guest
    editor for this special Paralympic
    issue. I am also proud of all the Region

  • Hello from Justin 02

    Well, we had an amazing Paralympic
    Games, didn’t we? It’s been fantastic to see
    how enthusiastic you’ve all been for the
    Games and the support you’ve given to the
    ParalympicsGB team.
    Seeing 5,000 of you at the Olympic...

  • What's Inside 03

    Have you sent in your Yearbooks? Back page.
    Find out how 5th November could be a silent night this year on page 8.
    Win!Sony Camera!
    look inside to find our special paralympics section.
    coventry store

  • Making the Big Move 04

    For the past few
    months, colleagues
    from Coventry Store
    Support Centre have
    been preparing for their
    big move to brand new
    offices in Ansty, to the
    north of the city.
    Our 600 colleagues
    have spent the summer

  • News Round-Up 04

    A look at what we’ve been up to recently, what’s
    new and what’s coming down the line soon... It’s the start of a new chapter for our
    online entertainment teams, after
    taking their first step into the...

  • Team lands fishy award 04

    managed to hook
    an award at the
    2012 British Fish
    Craft Championships.
    The competition was organised by The National Federation of
    Fishmongers and was held in Cardiff Bay at the start of September.
    Awarded on the day were...

  • That’s entertainment! 04

    It’s the start of a new chapter for our
    online entertainment teams, after
    taking their first step into the e-book
    We recently invested in Anobii
    Limited, a social network and online
    retailer of e-books. Anobii...

  • All fright on the night 05

    If you’re dressing up this Halloween, why not
    send us a snap of your frighteningly fantastic
    costume. Following a great response last
    year, we’re once again hosting our very own
    Halloween Dressing Up competition with

  • Big Stats 05

    STaTS 34
    ParalympicsGB won a
    total of 120 medals in
    total! Well done!

  • Our Paralympics Legacy 05

    Our Paralympics Legacy
    The motto for the London 2012 Olympic
    and Paralympic Games was ‘inspiring
    a generation’, and we’ll be helping to
    inspire future generations of athletes
    all the way to Rio.
    We are continuing our...

  • Shopping online just got easier 05

    We’ve made some changes to our website which
    means that buying groceries online has just got
    even easier. And to celebrate, we’re giving you
    the chance to save on your first online shop.
    When our customers shop online,...

  • Check out our free online prescription service 06

    We’re rolling out a free NHS electronic prescription service
    (EPS) that will allow your GP (if they are ‘EPS ready’) to send
    prescriptions electronically to our pharmacies.
    The service will be available in all our

  • Every picture tells a story 06

    It’s time to tell the world about
    our amazing Local Charity
    We’re joining forces once again
    with Media Trust to give some
    of our special causes the chance
    to have a professional short film
    made to promote...

  • Pensions Sign Up 06

    Wendy Davis:
    another reminder
    about pensions.
    Don’t forget! As a company, we’re among the
    first to fall in line with a new law that states that
    colleagues must be signed up to our pension
    If you are one...

  • A quick word with… Simon Mayhew 07

    Deli Counter
    Buyer Simon
    says the deli
    will ensure
    customers get
    exactly what
    they need.
    Deli Counter Buyer, ahead of an
    exciting deli re-launch.
    So, what’s changing on our deli

  • Big Stats 07

    24 25,000 16m
    … the number of Nectar
    cards swiped every
    second over the last
    ten years
    …the number of flights
    booked by our customers
    with Nectar points
    … UK families who could
    have been fed through the

  • Can you make our new sausages really sizzle? 07

    Can you make our new
    sausages really sizzle?
    To celebrate British Sausage Week, starting
    5th November, we’re offering colleagues and
    customers the chance to create the next
    flavour for our Taste the Difference...

  • Wishing Nectar a happy 10th birthday! 07

    Our colleagues and customers have been collecting and
    spending Nectar points with us for a whole decade and we
    think that’s something to celebrate.
    You will have been topped up on your Nectar
    information during Knowledge...

  • New products 08

    make this year your
    spookiest yet by ensuring
    you have the latest tricks
    (and treats) up your sleeve.
    Trick out your haunted house with our new
    Smoking Cauldrons, Spider Tealight Holders,
    Hanging 3D monsters and some...

  • Spotlight: Vision and Values 10

    Over recent months, we’ve been recognising those colleagues who are truly living Over recent months, we’ve been recognising those colleagues who are truly living our values. In this edition, we showcase just a few of your...

  • Local News: West 12

    First class first aider ➔
    Special Constable Phil Zych did not expect to face a crisis on his way to work at
    East Filton. But he was the first person to come across a traffic accident near
    the store. After using his car to...

  • Live Well For Less 13

    Our special
    Our special
    moments It’s a promise! Here’s
    how we’ll be helping
    colleagues and
    customers to Live Well
    For Less than they think
    this autumn.
    For Less than they think A a walk on a blustery autumn
    day or...

  • Spotlight: by Sainsbury’s 14

    Our by Sainsbury’s
    range has been
    going down a storm,
    so much so that
    many of you took to
    the online forum on
    to tell us about your
    favourite products.
    Our two favourite
    nominations were

  • We are Making It Simpler 16

    Quickon the draw We’re listening to our colleagues and customers
    to make their lives easier. In fact, our Simple team
    is dedicated to improving processes in every part
    of our business. Here’s just one great example
    of how...

  • Day in the life 17

    Our counters and cafés massively influence what customers think of
    our fresh food, which is why we launched our Food Colleges in 2010.
    Hannah is one of the team delivering City & Guilds accredited training
    to fresh food...

  • Local News: East 18

    Doug to the rescue ➔
    Ely online driver Doug Marsh had to think on his feet when he came to an elderly
    customer’s house to deliver her shopping, but received no answer. Her hairdresser and
    carer also arrived and – looking...

  • Local News: Logistics 19

    Great things come in small
    packages – and nobody
    knows this better than
    our colleagues at Corby
    depot who, in May 2009,
    started supporting our
    Online GM operations.
    Just over three years later,
    they’ve processed...

  • London 2012 Paralympic Games 20

    World-class venues. Thrilling competition. Glorious sunshine. What better
    place for 5,000 colleagues to celebrate the partnership of a lifetime?
    World-class venues. Thrilling competition. Glorious sunshine. What...

  • Fashion 46

    TU to the TU to the power TU
    Four colleagues mix it up with
    the same blouse and dress
    from our new TU collection –
    and one fab pair of shoes!
    Four colleagues mix it up with
    the same blouse and dress
    from our new TU...

  • Local News: North 48

    Star PR Ambassador award: national winner ➔
    Newly appointed PR Ambassador Conall Gribben from Armagh store is a star PR
    award winner already – and he’s been able to hit the ground running partly by learning
    from other PR...

  • Local News: Convenience 49

    As Local store openings go,
    we’ve got a new big hitter.
    Not only did Wandsworth
    Southfield Station Local
    open right in the middle
    of the Wimbledon Tennis
    Championships, it also
    served up the biggest
    opening day in the...

  • FareShare 50

    Make a meal of it After the phenomenal success of last year’s event, the Million
    Meal Appeal is back, only bigger and better! We headed to
    Liverpool to track the journey of a Sainsbury’s Baked Beans
    tin through the...

  • Local News: South 52

    A lively year at Larkfield ➔
    Colleagues at Larkfield have been celebrating after raising £2,081 over the past year for their
    local charity, the Blackthorn Trust. The charity offers medical care, specialist therapies...

  • Local News: SSC 53

    A knockout
    Over 20 pupils from the Tottenham
    Boxing Academy have swapped their
    boxing gloves for oven gloves and are now
    learning new cookery skills – thanks to our
    support and the work of the Try Team.

  • Take a Break 54

    Win a tree
    with the
    Trust! We’re working with UK conservation
    charity the Woodland Trust in their aim
    to plant over six million trees through
    their Jubilee Woods Project, by planting
    20,000 trees in the...

  • Win a tree with the Woodland Trust! 54

    Win a tree
    with the
    Trust! We’re working with UK conservation
    charity the Woodland Trust in their aim
    to plant over six million trees through
    their Jubilee Woods Project, by planting
    20,000 trees in the...

  • Wordsearch 54

    Air Rifl e Prone
    Club Throw
    Discus Throw
    Javelin Throw
    Sitting Volleyball
    Wheelchair Fencing
    Wheelchair Rugby
    Wheelchair Tennis

  • Calling all photographers 55

    Capture your year like no other with our
    colleague photography competition.
    As our year like no other enters its autumn,
    the time is right for filling your scrapbook
    with a little help from The Journal.
    We are giving three...

  • Family Values 55

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  • Last issue’s winners 55

    Congratulations to Jenny Tidy,
    Newhaven, David Brooker, Rye Park
    Depot, Neil Dawson, Balderton,
    Steve Warrender, Bridgnorth,
    Robert Matthews, Hams Hall, Nicola
    Johnson, Branston Local, Christine
    Pearcy, Lancaster, Adam...

  • Mailbox 56

    Tell us all about what’s going on... 30 journal
    A dISPLAy OF
    bARRy’S PRIdE
    Dear Journal,
    Congratulations to my friend and
    colleague, Barry Barrington, who
    is 78 and has worked
    with Sainsbury’s
    for 16...

  • On the ball with Sainsbury’s United 57

    At the Journal, we get sent some interesting
    stories – and sometimes we’re introduced to a
    real mystery.
    Eileen Durham from South Woodford recently
    sent in this postcard.
    “My husband collects post cards,” she...

  • Our People 57

    Keeping you up-to-date
    with your colleagues From left: Store manager Rachel davies,
    niece Latia Turk, partner Pat Oakley,
    Anthony Owens and dean Clegg. 50 years and counting for Anthony At the Journal we come across lots...

  • Our People: 50 years and counting for Anthony 57

    At the Journal we come across lots of
    people who show dedication to their
    jobs. But part-time colleague Anthony
    Owens has shown real character with
    his 50 years of service. Currently at
    Pontllanfraith store, the popular...

  • Our People: Long service 25 years 58

    25 years
    Helen Allen, Nine Elms. Susan
    Allen, Lewes Road. Irena
    Andrejczak, Oldham. Elizabeth
    Archibald, Walton. Stacey Armes,
    Queens Road. Alison Atkin, Holborn
    store support centre. Tracy Austin,
    Newbury. Pauline bailey,...

  • Our People: Retirements 58

    Cecily Addicott, Hankridge Farm (14
    yrs). James Allen, Castle Boulevard
    (11 yrs). Angelo Amadio, Haydock
    Depot (9 yrs). Jill Askham, Fosse
    Park (11 yrs). Valerie baker, Lords Hill
    (28 yrs). Roy barrowcliffe,...

  • Our People: Exceptional Colleagues 59

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    Colleagues recognised for
    outstanding service during
    MCM visits.
    Peter bell, Beeston. Rhoda
    Chirstoforou, Cheadle. Jayne
    Francis, Fulham. denise Hooper,
    Lyons Farm. Mo Islam, Pimlico.
    Andrew Osmer, Larkfield....

  • Our People: Long service 40 years 59

    Ann Caldicott, Folkestone.
    Peter Corsby, Holborn store
    support. Linda Oliver, Bexhill.
    Frances Tredget, Brentwood.
    Sandra Wainwright, Malton

  • Our People: Long service 50 years 59

    Anthony Owens, Pontllanfraith.

  • Our People: Obituaries 59

    Linda Aldis, 46, Clacton on Sea (22
    yrs). Susan Cooper, 65, Hempstead
    Valley (30 yrs). Lisa dack, 39, Pound
    Lane (5 yrs). Malcolm denton,
    69, Archer Road (10 yrs). William
    gilligan, 61, Cromwell Road (28
    yrs). Christine...

  • Our People: Promotions 59

    Martin Armstrong, Stirling.
    darren baker, Holborn store
    support centre. Abdullah baker,
    Clapham Abbeville Road Local.
    kathryn barrett, Bolton. Amandeep
    bihal, Paddington Local. Clare
    brande, Holborn store...

  • Our year like no other 60

    Moments in time Have you been keeping your ‘A
    Year Like No Other’ scrapbook
    up to date?
    Steve Parkin has. He received
    Stanway’s copy earlier in the year, just
    like all of our stores, divisions and depots.
    Since then,...