About Sainsbury’s

Together, we serve and assist every customer, all while being motivated by our love of cuisine.

Since the opening of our first store in 1869, providing savory, high-quality food at reasonable costs has been at the core of what we do. Our top priority continues to be providing delicious food that will inspire and excite our clients.

Our brands, Argos, Habitat, Tu, Nectar, and Sainsbury’s Bank support our emphasis on affordable food and quick shopping, whether done in-person or online.

Regarding the Collection

The Sainsbury Archive records not only the evolution of retailing since the middle of the 19th century and its effects on society but also the history of Sainsbury’s from its establishment in Drury Lane in 1869.

The foundation of the archive was established in 1969, around the time the business celebrated its centennial, and it has since steadily expanded to more than 700 linear meters of shelving, which houses documents, objects (such as food preparation and testing equipment, product packaging, and staff uniforms), photographs, and audiovisual materials.