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Pet Products

Sainsbury’s has sold cat and dog food for over 60 years, so even the choosiest of pets should find something they like in this overview.

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Sport Ventures

Did you know that Sainsbury’s had a cricket team as early as 1915? Let's look at different sport and social activities on offer and how they evolved over time.

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Archive Talk: The History of Home Delivery

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give a talk about the surprisingly long history of home delivery

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What is Bloater Paste?

Read about how Sainsbury's made and sold this tasty tea-time treat.

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Archive Talk: The History of Tea at Sainsburys

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give a talk about the changes to tea sales over the last century.

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Staff Accommodation

For over a century Sainsbury’s offered its staff a place to live as well as a job. Make yourself at home and read more here.

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'Food For Talk' Dementia Resource

Use our printer-friendly downloadable PDF, containing key tools for self-led conversation / activity.

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Home Delivery

Although home delivery of supermarket shopping may seem like a recent innovation, Sainsbury’s has a long history of supplying goods directly to customers’ front doors. This story delivers the details, from the days of horse-drawn carts to the internet age.

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Archive Talk: Family History in the Sainsbury Archive

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give an introduction to family history in our collection, including what material we hold and where to start a search.

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Archive Talk: Christmas at Sainsbury's

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, talk you through the history of Christmas shopping trends

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Store Highlight: Telford

On 2nd October 1973 Sainsbury’s opened their new superstore in Telford with quite a few new interior and exterior features. Look back at some of them in true 1970s style.

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Archive Talk: The History of Homebase

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give a talk about the time that Sainsbury's used to own DIY chain, Homebase.

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The Birth of the Barcode

Look back at the evolution of barcodes which revolutionised retail and brought massive technological advances to our everyday lives.

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Barbecue Time

What items would you throw on?

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70s Dinner Party

The archive is often complimented on our Own Label design aesthetic, so we thought it might be fun to take a look at some of the recipes of the same period to see if they were as ground breaking.

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Store Highlight: Hammersmith Local

On 14th July 1998, Sainsbury’s opened its first Sainsbury’s Local store at 179-183 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London.

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Archive Talk: Art in the Sainsbury Archive

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give a talk about the public art that has adorned branches of Sainsbury.

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Bretton Opening

On the 25 Apr 1972, Sainsbury's opened their newest supermarket at Bretton, Peterborough. They created a film to celebrate the day - from stocking shelves to refunding bus fares, re-live the full 70s supermarket experience.

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Archive Volunteers

Take a look at the work the volunteers do in the Archive.

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Archive Talk: The History of Advertising

Listen to Archivist, Allison Foster, give a talk about the history of advertising at Sainsburys