Sainsbury’s started life in 1869, when J. Sainsbury opened his first store in the London suburb of Holborn. By the 1920s, the company had become the UK’s first grocery department store, stocking a huge selection of branded food and household items. In the 1950s, the firm pioneered the self-service supermarket, expanding throughout the years to become the UK’s third largest supermarket chain.
The easiest way to locate your nearest Sainsbury’s store is to head to their website and use the store locator tool. By entering your postcode, you can call up a detailed map showing the location of your local Sainsbury’s.
However, it’s just as easy to order any of the firm’s items in their online shop at www.sainsburys.co.uk, where the product range includes the following categories:
Additionally, Sainsbury’s product range includes a Favourites category. When you sign up, items that you regularly buy are placed here, so that you can quickly return and add them to your shopping trolley.
Sainsbury’s also includes an Ideas & Recipes section to help customers make the most of their products. This includes seasonal recipes and recipes themed around religious festivals, as well as gift ideas for children.
Sainsbury’s stocks a huge range of leading brands, including:
The Sainsbury’s online store uses a familiar shopping trolley system where customers click on the products they want and add them to their trolley. However, before you can proceed to the checkout, you will need to register with the site and make sure that Sainsbury’s can deliver to your postcode. Registering with the site will create a Sainsbury’s account, where you can manage your orders, add credit or debit cards, change your delivery address and personal details.
Sainsbury’s is part of the Nectar card scheme (and was a founder member), which gives members access to savings across a wide range of British retail outlets. Customers accumulate points and are provided with discounts, which can be managed via the Nectar App.
Sainsbury’s are always offering discounts on major brands, and their weekly deals can be found at the Great Offers section on their site.
The firm also plays a prominent part in the UK’s Black Friday retail event, which takes place every November and marks the beginning of the festive retail season. This can include big reductions on electronics, as well as clothing and cosmetics. TU Clothing also hold regular sales of men’s and women’s clothing, so it’s worth checking their sales page regularly to keep up to date.
When you order online with sainsburys.co.uk, you can use the following payment methods: Mastercard, VISA, VISA Debit, Electron, Maestro, American Express, International Maestro, JCB and Duet cards.
Whenever you order groceries online with Sainsbury’s there is a minimum order total of £25.
TU Clothing needs to be returned to specific Sainsbury’s stores. You can find your nearest TU Click & Collect store here.
Alternatively, clothes can be returned via post:
If you want to keep informed about all of the latest deals, sales and product launches at Sainsbury’s the best way to do so is via their social media channels:
The firm also runs a corporate blog, which deals with the business side of its activities. Customers can also keep track of new recipes on the Sainsbury’s Magazine blog or financial topics on the Sainsbury’s Money Matters blog.
The firm’s magazine is available in all Sainsbury’s stores and has its own social media presence on different channels:
You can also call the firm’s customer care line via 0800 636262 (8:00-22:00 from Monday to Friday, 8:00-19:00 on Saturdays, 10:00-16:00 on Sundays) or the helpline for online shopping at 0800 3281700 (8:00-23:00 from Monday to Sunday).
Alternatively, write to the company via post to this address:
For most simple queries, the Sainsbury Help Centre provides FAQs that should help.
Sainsbury's seems to sell everything, from electronics and clothes to food, drinks and cosmetics. All of their products can be ordered online and are regularly discounted. You can find the latest deals at the Sainsbury’s HotUKDeals pages.