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3 Active Kids has been a huge
4 Setting up camp for the Scouts
5 Camden colleagues star in Jude
6 Safety boost for Oldbury
7 Football champs up for the...
M MI hope you have had a great summer
M M and you enjoyed yourself! I am pleased
that so many of you took advantage of the extra
15 per cent colleague discount and some of the
great deals we had in store this summer.
Active Kids is in great shape
Schools across the country are
gearing up for delivery of their
new Active Kids equipment this
Active Kids has been a huge
success. Over 80 per cent of the
total number of primary and
secondary schools in the...
Kelly gets active in Urmston
Six-year-old Sarah Case from
Urmston near Manchester got
a very special PE teacher for
her school when Kelly Holmes
visited Highfield Primary
School in July.
Sarah was the lucky winner
of a CiTV competition and
Sainsbury's acquires nine stores from Morrisons
Sainsbury's has acquired a
further nine Safeway-branded
stores from Morrisons. Eight
are located in the south of
England and one is in
These stores give over
175,000 sq ft of new space.
and have an average size...
In case of emergency
The store business continuity plan has been \
relaunched in the light of the recent terror
attacks, providing an action list for management
to use following major incidents. It also gives all
colleagues access to a freephone...
Learning's a matter of course
Colleagues at Rugby depot have
been brushing up on their skills
for life with two lifelong learning
The programme was started
thanks to a unigue partnership
between Sainsbury's, IDG,
Warwickshire College and...
Springfield store and
colleagues from stores
around the region worked
around the clock to make the
2005 Scouts EuroJam (29
July to 10 August) a success.
Sainsbury's built a huge
tent stocking over 700
products, from milk...
Hot off the Press - Sainsbury's Magazine
Check out the new-look Sainsbury's
Magazine. The October issue has a
fresh new look - and it's still full of
delicious recipes and quick and
easy meal ideas to suit every
purse and palate.
Featuring lots of your
Pupils get active and get cooking
Thirteen schoolchildren cooked up a treat for colleagues when they
celebrated their wins in the Taste of Success, 'Get Active - Get
Cooking' challenge. This year's challenge was open to ail schools
throughout the UK and...
Colleagues at Camden were
turned into movie stars for the
day when Jude Law, Juliette
Binoche and Anthony
Minqhella used their store as a
security for the filming,
checked bags for cameras...
QWhy are your boxes of
washing powder getting
AThere is a Europe-wide
initiative to reduce the
amount of chemicals and waste
have made the
Nectar programme is still growing
Talk Talk and Dollond & Aitchison
(D&A) are two of the latest
companies to join the Nectar
From September you'll be able
to earn two points for every £1 you
spend with Talk Talk, the landline
company from the...
Safety boost in-store
Oldbury customers can now get safety advice along with their
shopping thanks to a new community safety centre which has
opened in the local Sainsbury's store.
The safety centre has been set up jointly between Sainsbury's,
Trolley good idea
What do you do with old
shopping trolleys? Well, if
you're design student, Colin
Lovekin, you turn then into
Colin came up with the idea
of making furniture from scrap
trolleys for his final year
All credit to you
There's a new credit card
available from Sainsbury's
Bank - and it offers 0 per cent
on purchases for 10 months
plus discounts in Sainsbury's.
The offer of 0 per cent on
Introductory purchases for 10
months is one of the...
Hams Hall depot and Cantey
store played host to members
of Sainsbury's operating board
and 42 analysts and fund
managers in July.
It was a chance for them to
availability in action and
actually to see the
Football champs are up for the cup
Sainsbury's gave four young football teams the chance
to emulate Premiership champions Chelsea with a
triumphant open-top bus tour of their home towns.
The youngsters were all winners in the Under lis
England Schools Football...
Looking good in Oldham
Immaculate standards are also
critical to success for the general
merchandise team of the year at
Oldham. Department manager Jo
Hayes insists that customers
shouldn't have to walk around a
store that looks cluttered and...
Setting great store by communication
on Holmes, personnel and
ing manager at Worksop, is
lant that the HR & Admin
I of the year award won by
itore was as much a tribute
je store's management as it
|o the behind-the-scenes
It she and the admin
Three of the senior
team went back
to the floor at
Sydenham to find
out what life is like
on the night shift Night shift colleagues at
Sydenham, Springfield and
Stanway got a surprise when three
Values mean business
Sainsbury's has been named as the most responsible retailer
in Britain - and now there are 12 priorities for the future Did you know that Sainsbury's is
one of the world's 100 most
sustainable companies? And it's
the only UK...
Fresh look for Organics
has a new look
in every store
Did you know that the organics
market is growing at 15 per cent?
Customers are asking for more
organic products and Sainsbury's
When Tell Justin launched, chief executive Justin King knew that colleagues
were just brimming with good ideas. One year on, here's the proof It's a year since Tell Justin was
launctied back in September
2004. In ttiat time,...
Tell Justin: Full of bright ideas
John Clive (right) from Brighton's
Lewes Road store is never short of
good ideas. He's constantly
thinking if things could be done
better. So far, he has sent more
than 80 suggestions in to the Tell
Justin scheme - and...
The new general merchandise homeware range has something for
every home this winter - all in glamorous metallic shades.
Organic bronze ceramic vases (left) make a stylish statement.
And at only E5.99/E9.99, why not add a couple...
New dawn for English apricots
The very first crop of apricots to
be grown commercially in
England has already gone on
sale at Sainsbury's.
The announcement could
herald the start of a new apricot
industry in Kent, reducing the
amount of fruit imported...
Solving a thorny problem
A specialist team of plant breeders has finally
solved a thiorny problem in the world of roses.
They've become the first growers to develop a
spray rose with a reliable vase life - and in a wide
variety of colours other than...
"We went organic"
The new look
gets taste tested
The Tell Justin scheme celebrates
its first birthday this month. To
celebrate, we asked members of
the team to try out products from
the relaunched Sainsbury's's SO
Shining stars: Adding even more shine to the scheme
Following feedback from
colleagues. Shining Stars is
set to get even better. Retail
director Ken McMeikan
improvements to the scheme
in time for its first birthday in
Shining stars: Carol's a shining example
Life got very busy for
Haydock's Carol Birmingham in
August. Within five months of
starting as HR assistant at the
depot, two of her colleagues
went on holiday and another
went on maternity leave. That
left Carol manning...
Shining stars: Organics sales competition
Don't forget, the store with the biggest percentage sales uplift on
organic products between 31 August and 12 October (against 22 May and
2 July 2005) will receive 100,000 Shining Stars. There will also be four
prizes of 50,000...
Shining stars: Stop, thief!
Trolley collector Barry Cheeton was
just doing his job in Denton store
when he spotted someone acting
suspiciously at the other end of the
Barry explained: "I saw a young
lad pushing a trolley. He seemed to
be in a...
Go team Sainsbury's
Two teams, one male, one female, took part In the Microsoft
Challenge which involves teams from 122 companies taking part
in activities including runs, kayaking and solving puzzles all
against the clock. Karen Kirner, senior...
"I've got the knowledge"
in style Lilian Juliet knows exactly where
she's going. She needs to: the
Harringay admin manager owns
her own London taxi and has been
a licensed cabbie for four years.
Simply the breast
Mansfield checkout operator Julie Ward
completed the 26.2 mile Moonwalk on 18
June. She started at 11.40 pm and arrived
back in Hyde Park, at 9.05 am raising
around £900 for Breast Cancer Care, and
sponsored by Local Heroes....
Cycle for Bryn
When drivers at Stoke depot heard that their colleague Bryn
Morse was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease they cycled
50 miles around the Peak District for the Motor Neurone
Disease Association on 3 July and raised over...
Left, right, left, right, left!
Burpham night shift assistant James Johnson
has a double life. While at Sainsbury's he may
be replenishing shelves by night, at the
weekend he is training to defend the country.
Private James Johnson started his...
"We all get old some time"
how to look after
your elders Colleagues at Gloucester are
campaigning to keep The Raven
Centre, a local meeting place for
the elderly, open. The centre,
which provides lunches and teas
• SHOW TIME FOR LAURA
Newcastle-under-Lyme deli CIS
Laura Harvey has landed the lead
role in the UK premiere of Jane
Eye The Musical, at the Regent
Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent, from
• TAKING A LOAD...
Doing the Wight thing
Isle of Wight colleagues took part in the "Walk the
Wight" challenge raising over £1,000 for the Earl
Mountbatten Hospice and walking over 13 miles.
Red Bank Road colleagues Karen Pearce, Frances
Burke, Jean Hamilton, Ann Hopwood, Kathleen
Wilkinson and Teresa Hodgkinson raised £1,000
for the Brian House Children's Hospice by taken
part in a 10k fun run for the third year...
Race of their life
Lyons Farm colleagues, Jean Francis, Joyce
Bartlett, Carol Poole, Louise Lyons, Janice
Courtnage, Pauline Lenton, Helen Brooks, Julie
Rogers, Sue Foote and Christine Wenham, took
part in the Race For Life in aid of Cancer...
Starting them early!
Colleagues at Bagshot Road
invited children from a local
nursery to a tour of the
store. The children were
working on a project called
Food from Source to Plate.
The day consisted of a
talk on "Five a Day", a look
Masterfoods is launching new Pedigree^
Complete! The recipe has been specially
improved which means dogs will love it even
more! Look out for pictorial fins and barkers,
features in Sainsbury's Magazine, sampling
Win one million Nectar points
To celebrate the launch of
three new sponsors to the
Nectar programme, Journal
readers have the chance to win
one million Nectar points to
spend on whatever you wish.
To win, just answer this
question on the entry...