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Christmas Lunch

A quick look at what a vintage Christmas lunch would have looked like.

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Festive menu

For upcoming festive season we trawled through materials old and new offering you some ultimate Christmas favourites and inspiration for your menu that most certainly will not disappoint.

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Just Desserts

A selection of classic pudding packaging

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Time for a cuppa

A look back at evolution of one of Sainsbury's first own brand products and the nation's favourite - tea.

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Breakfast of Champions

A quick look at some of the Own Label breakfast items

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Halloween Feast

A collection of recipes for you to create a vintage Halloween meal

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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'.

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Life's a Picnic

Selected packaging that we'd like to take with us when eating al fresco

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Summer

I scream, you scream we all scream for ice cream

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Sainsbury's in SE1

A look back to Sainsbury's headquarters, factory and training school in SE1.

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Football Fever

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.

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The Story of Savacentre

A look back at a chain of pioneering hypermarkets which sold Sainsbury’s food and much more besides.

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Uniforms

We take a look at some of the former Sainsbury's uniforms

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Store Highlight: Guildford

On 16th November 1906, Sainsbury's opened its store at 148 Guildford High Street.

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Quick Change

The impact of Decimalisation on Sainsbury’s

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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.

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Christmas Pudding

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?

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Orderline

Internet shopping from 1999

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Household Goods

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.

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Self-Service

Sainsbury's were a leader in the development of self-service supermarkets in Britain after the Second World War.