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STORIES HIGHLIGHTS

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STORIES HIGHLIGHTS

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Art at Sainsbury's

Many branches have included public artworks as a prominent feature in their design, from murals and mosaics to concrete hippos. Discover more and see images of them here.

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Christmas Display

In the weeks before Christmas, the old-style counter service branches would have window displays of seasonal products like mincemeat, Christmas puds and dried fruit. Poultry and ham displays at Sainsbury’s were famous. Enjoy this festive read from everyone at the Sainsbury archive.

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Changes to the high street

The market streets were the ideal location to trade from and the surrounding businesses complimented the sale of Sainsbury’s goods.

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Store design

From the 1890s onwards, Sainsbury's new shops shared a common 'house style' with long shape, tiled walls and marble-topped counters.