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J Sainsbury plc
Public
Traded as LSESBRY
Industry Retailing
Founded 1869
Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Headquarters 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT, United Kingdom
Number of locations
1,106 (16 March 2013)
Key people
David Tyler
(Chairman)
Justin King
(Chief Executive)
Products Convenience/forecourt store, hypermarket/supercenter/superstore, supermarket
Revenue £22.294 billion (2012)
Operating income
£874 million (2012)
£598 million (2012)
Owner Judith Portrait (3.92%)
Lord Sainsbury (4.99%)
Sainsbury family (15%)
Qatar Investment (25.999%)
Number of employees
152,000 (2012)
Subsidiaries Sainsbury's Bank Plc
Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd.
Sainsbury's Convenience Stores Ltd.

Sainsbury's is a supermarket chain based in the United Kingdom. Sainsbury's originally sold only food, but it now sells other things like mobile phones, DVDs, videos, clothing and books. Sainsbury's is the third biggest supermarket in the UK (behind Tesco and Asda). The clothing range at Sainsbury's has changed a lot over the years. It started off with, Jeff & Co, then another range was brought in, after that Adams Kids. Now it's called TU.

In 2008 150,000 people worked in Sainsbury's.

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