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  • Up Pompey! 01

    Up Pompey!
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    Grocery manager, Graham Mills, pushes cashier, Angela Radcliffe, along the long hard road to Portsmouth (see page two).

  • Contents Page 02

    Pages 1-10
    General news
    Pages 12-15
    Feature
    Pages 11,18-19
    Letters
    Pages 16-17, 20-23
    People
    Page 24
    Competition

  • New job adds up to promotion for Ann 02

    New job adds up to promotion for Ann
    ANN EVERETT has been appointed to
    the new post of deputy head of financial
    appraisal. The post has been created to
    provide a firm back-up for Ewan Davidson,
    head of the department.
    Ann...

  • Walking their baby back home—the hard way! 02

    Walking their baby back home—the hard way!
    WHEN A MOTHER takes her baby for a
    ride in the pram she doesn't expect to get
    paid for her efforts. But some Portsmouth
    'mothers' managed to raise over £70 when
    they pushed their...

  • People and places... Hi-ho—Ohio! 03

    People and places...Hi-ho—Ohio!
    KEVIN CASEY, manager of branch
    productivity services will be away from his
    Clapham office for three months from the
    end of April on a special project in the
    United States. Deputising for him,...

  • SSA keeps on the ball 03

    SSA keeps on the ball
    EASTER MONDAY SPORT at Dulwich
    drew a large crowd to watch the football
    and netball tournaments organised by the
    SSA. Winning honours went to Basingstoke
    depot in the six-a-side football and
    Barkingside...

  • Cannon Park is going great guns! 04

    Cannon Park is going great guns!
    Keeping a youthful eye on prices at Cannon Park. Manager Brian Thake lends a helping hand
    to an early customer.
    A CLEVER WA Y to put a Jreeze on
    prices—the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress
    of...

  • Purchasing settles in at Blackfriars 05

    Purchasing settles in at Blackfriars
    THE MOVE from Clapham to Stamford
    House has caused 'no major problems' for
    the purchasing department. That's the
    opinion of purchasing controller George
    Quick. The smooth transition was...

  • SavaCentre—the inside story 06

    SavaCentre—the inside story
    How the new store will look—an artist's impression. AS THE EXTERIOR of the new
    SavaCentre takes shape at Washington
    the interior design is nearing completion
    at Blackfriars.
    Members of the...

  • Around and about . . . Chequemate 07

    Around and about . . . chequemate
    A WRONGLY DATED cheque returned
    to a customer brought forth the following
    reply:
    This cheque, as you say can't be the
    right date
    If we wrote it in seventy six it 'sfar too late
    But we...

  • Eat, drink and be patient 07

    Eat, drink and be patient
    THAT LONG HOT summer was just too
    good to be true. And now we're paying the
    price every time we shop for fruit and
    vegetables. Prices are going to continue to
    rise until our spring crops are ready in...

  • JS chairman appears on TV budget show 08

    JS chairman appears on TV budget show
    BUDGET DAY caused no shortage of
    opinion in the offices, branches, and depots
    of JS.
    But JS views were also heard on the ITN
    budget day programme when JS chairman
    John Sainsbury was...

  • O sweet mystery of death—at last I've found you 08

    O sweet mystery of death—at last I've found you

  • Only the name has been changed to . . . 08

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  • Observations on prices and politics 09

    Observations on prices and politics
    Inflation, profit margins and
    the new style Price
    Commission are some of the
    things JS chairman John
    Sainsbury talked about in an
    interview with John Davis,
    editor of the business...

  • Easy riders on trial at Hoddesdon 10

    Easy riders on trial at Hoddesdon
    THE FIRST FLEET of JS Rolatrucs has
    just been put into operation at Hoddesdon
    depot. The 15 shiny orange trucks
    are proving very popular with warehousemen
    since they are adapted for
    rider...

  • JS bitter shoots its big mouth off! 10

    JS bitter shoots its big mouth off!
    SAINSBURY'S HAS GOT a big mouth!
    Beer bottles with a revolutionary widemouth
    design are now on the shelves in JS
    stores.
    The new chunky bottles have been
    designed to challenge the...

  • JS counsellors prove they are experts in their own write 10

    JS counsellors prove they are experts in their own write
    TWO JS COUNSELLORS are branching
    out, and stocking the shelves. But it's
    bookshelves, not JS shelves, they're filling!
    Cynthia Gillett and Patricia Macrae
    have...

  • What you think about the Bullock report: part 2 11

    What you think about the Bullock report: part 2 Here are some more of your
    letters in response to our
    invitation (see February and
    March issues) to write to the
    Journal on whatyou think
    about the Bullock report. For
    those of...

  • All part of the service 12

    All part of the service
    Most branch staff inhabit
    a world of shiny modern
    supermarkets. Some may
    remember 'the good old
    days' when JS had 244
    counter service branches—
    well the good old days still
    exist in High Barnet,...

  • Buntingford's old-time music packs the Albert Hall 16

    Buntingford's old-time music packs the Albert Hall
    AUDIBLE APPROBATION (applause)
    was heard when a voluptuous verisimilitude
    of vocal virtuosity (singing) and an
    inexhaustible infusion of umbelliferous
    eurhythmies (dancing)...

  • Get knitted!—for charity 16

    Get knitted!—for charity
    RAISING £400 FOR CHARITY had JS
    staff in stitches last month! Local JS
    branches fielded four teams in a sponsored
    knit-in which was held in the Royal Star
    Hotel, Maidstone.
    The teams which came...

  • A Lordly cup 17

    A Lordly cup
    AN ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD of football
    fans turned out in the pouring rain last
    month to watch the finals of the East
    Anglia Sunday Youth Football League.
    President of the league, Lord Sainsbury,
    presented his own...

  • Chris and Co make the feathers fly! 17

    Chris and Co make the feathers fly!
    THE ANNUAL JS badminton tournament,
    organized by the SSA, took place on
    March 13 at the Sobell Sports Centre in
    north London.
    Chris Sheppard (purchases accounts)
    emerged the hero of the...

  • Darts finals hit double top 17

    Darts finals hit double top
    MORE THAN 300 people turned up at
    Rennie House to witness the finals of this
    year's darts competition on Sunday April
    3. The SSA reported it was 'the biggest
    entry we have ever had', and it...

  • Your letters 18

    Your letters
    Letters are welcome and should be
    addressed to the editor. Don't forget
    you can use the Journal's
    ring-in service on 01-921 6221 Vouchers out, OK?
    From: Tony Gayfer, distribution division,
    Blackfriars
    In...

  • We also heard... second inquiry at Egham second inquiry at Egham 19

    We also heard...second inquiry at Egham
    second inquiry at Egham
    A PUBLIC INQUIRY was held on April
    19 over JS's application to build a 2880
    square metre (31,000 square feet) gross
    area supermarket at Egham. The inquiry
    is...

  • When even eggs were red, white and blue 19

    When even eggs were red, white and blue
    At Eastertide, small round woven baskets of coloured
    eggs enlivened branch window displays. The
    eggs were dipped in made-up red and blue dye, and
    were eventually sold to customers....

  • Appointments 20

    Appointments
    B Appleby, formerly manager of Chelsea,
    has been appointed manager of Norbury.
    G Love, formerly manager of Norbury,
    has been appointed manager of Chelsea.
    S Carter, formerly manager of Swiss
    Cottage, has been...

  • Long service 20

    Long service
    Danny Geary, branch engineer, Bromley
    area office, celebrated 40 years with the
    company on March 22.
    During his employment with JS, Mr
    Geary has worked in many branches,
    carrying out various alterations.
    After...

  • Retirements 20

    Retirements
    William Reynolds, manager, Worcester,
    retired on April 16 after 44 years with JS.
    Billy, as he is known to his friends, started
    with JS at Southbourne branch and four
    years later, in 1937, transferred to...

  • Obituary 21

    Obituary
    Henry Chapman, clerk of works, architects
    department, Clapham, died on
    February 18. He had been with the company
    for 14 years.
    Mr Chapman leaves a wife.

  • Ted retires from manning the bacon 21

    Ted retires from manning the bacon
    THE SMELL OF WOODSMOKE and
    bacon takes Ted Mann back over 40 years,
    to when he was a lad and just starting at JS
    as a 'ham boy'.
    'At that time we sold thousands of York
    hams a week and it...

  • Kate certainly can can-can 22

    Kate certainly can can-can
    NOT EVERY 72 YEAR OLD is an expert
    can-can dancer. But JS veteran Kate
    Cotton is an exception to the rule. She
    danced the can-can for a packed audience
    at the Lyceum ballroom and caused a
    mild...

  • 'The best time of my life' minding JS's t's and cues 22

    'The best time of my life' minding JS's t's and cues
    'GO AND GET yourself a job, we can't
    afford to keep you aiiy longer.' That was
    the advice given to John McDowell by his
    parents. John, who had received architectural
    and...

  • Bill's pastime just bowls him over 23

    Bill's pastime just bowls him over
    BILL MCQUILLAN is very good at
    bowls. We know because a course for
    training officers that the JS Journal covered
    last year (see August 1976) included a
    demonstration on bowling by Bill, who...

  • Ken's award was no accident—it was hard work 23

    Ken's award was no accident—it was hard work
    ENGINEER Ken Smithard of Hoddesdon
    depot, was presented with a diploma
    in safety management last month by
    the British Safety Council.
    The award marks Ken's successful
    completion...

  • There's no holding Maria now... 24

    There's no holding Maria now...
    THE MOSCOW OLYMPICS is the goal
    17-year-old judo champion Maria Djumic
    has set herself; and it is one she looks like
    reaching as she has recently won herself a
    place on the British National...

  • Think silver jubilee and win yourself a golden prize 24

    Think silver jubilee and win yourself a golden prize
    OUR JUBILEE COMPETITION has
    drawn a good response so far. Ideas for
    original jubilee souvenirs range from a
    doorbell that chimes 'God Save the Queen'
    to a window box...