Carriers of History
Discover how the items customers have used to bring their Sainsbury’s shopping home have changed over the years, from 19th-century paper egg bags to the modern 'bag for life'.
View footage of by the Sainsbury Staff Association Ciné Club of the Cup Final football game on 21 March 1964 between Griffin Q Section (team comprised of Sainsbury's staff) and London Transport Chiswick.
The Story of Savacentre
A look back at a chain of pioneering hypermarkets which sold Sainsbury’s food and much more besides.
Store Highlight: Guildford
On 16th November 1906, Sainsbury's opened its store at 148 Guildford High Street.
Fairy Tale Tea Cards
At the beginning of the 20th century Sainsbury’s gave out collectible cards to promote its new range of teas. Find out more about this colourful and charming part of our collection.
Christmas lunch isn't over until we've had at least one serving of the stodgy, spiced pudding, laden with butter and suet, that is Christmas pudding - our favourite festive dessert. But how much do we know about it and how has the recipe changed over time?
Nowadays Sainsbury’s sells lots of non-food products but for much of its history it focussed almost exclusively on groceries. The earliest exceptions were 'household goods', an offering which has changed significantly over time.
Sainsbury's were a leader in the development of self-service supermarkets in Britain after the Second World War.
Butter and margarine
Butter was one of just three products sold in the first Sainsbury's store, and remained a key product during Sainsbury's development into a national chain. We look here at the history of butter, margarine and spreads at Sainsbury's.
Egg-xamine archive material showing how Easter at Sainsbury’s has changed over the last hundred years.