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STORIES HIGHLIGHTS

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J Cosmetics

In 1981 JS launched their own brand cosmetics range called 'J' cosmetics. Enjoy this trip to fashion and glamour of 1980s with imagery that won't disappoint.

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Summer Spread

We highlight some vintage recipes for the perfect summer meal.

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Store Highlight: Rye Lane, Peckham

The closure of Rye Lane, Peckham branch in 1982 marked the end of Sainsbury’s counter service era. Learn more about how this historic shop survived long after the advent of the modern supermarket.

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Royal occasions

Look back at long tradition of celebrations of royal occasions by Sainsbury’s stores.

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Spring Clean

... Own Label style

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Recipes for Success

The Sainsbury Archive is a treasure trove of recipes dating from the early 20th century to the present day. Whet your appetite with this overview!

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Remembering Mr J.D.

We take a look at the career of Sainsbury’s former chairman and chief executive John Davan Sainsbury, Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG.

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Freezing Cold?

A look back at the history of frozen foods

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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 the 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 carry their Sainsbury’s shopping in 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.