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Sainsbury's Journal July 2014

Quick word Whitby colleague Lynda Attridge shares some tips and inspiration for feeding the family throughout the school summer break on page 8. From The Sainsbury Archive – a look at Sainsbury’s during the Great War to mark the centenary... 02 Journal On the opposite page, we hear from Justin for the last time within these pages, as he reflects on his time as Chief Executive with our business. INSIDE I’m sure you’ll want to join me in wishing him every success in whatever he decides to do next. I know that Justin always valued your suggestions submitted through the Tell Justin scheme. On page 6, we present a new name for the scheme as well as some improvements that will help colleagues to continue making it happen and improve the way we work and serve our customers. Summer’s well and truly here. On page 8 we feature some of the ways that we can help parents to live well for less and make their budgets go further while the kids are off school. Why not join Whitby colleague Lynda Attridge for our ‘Summer Sorted’ feature, as she shares some practical tips and ideas to keep the family fed and healthy during the long summer holiday? Finally, you can read more about the brilliant efforts of colleagues up and down the country on behalf of Local Charities and other good causes in our regular Local News pages, which start on page 10. I hope you enjoy the sunshine and this edition of the Journal! 04 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Our Nectar offer will ensure more smiles this summer and you’ll also find details of free health MOTs for colleagues that will be available in the coming 12 months. 06 THE BIG JOURNAL FEATURE We take a look at a decade of your fantastic ideas that have helped to make Sainsbury’s a great place to work and shop. 08 WHY WE LOVE: July/August We visit Whitby colleague and busy parent Lynda Attridge as she offers practical tips to help families get more out of summer and make their budgets go further. 10 YOUR NEWS Colleagues from Leeds Headrow give some puppy love, and a cycling duo from Watchmoor Park goes the extra mile for charity. 12 YOUR NEWS Sainsbury’s Bank in Edinburgh reaches a fantastic charity milestone and Emerald Park depot colleagues go back to school with their latest donation. 14 TAKE A BREAK Your chance to win an awesome Lego hamper, plus more savvy summer fashion tips with Style SOS. 15 OUR PEOPLE All our retirees and long-serving colleagues. I’m delighted to be writing my first Journal column, and looking forward to introducing your stories and successes in future editions of the magazine. 1914 – As the First World War began and men were called away to fight, Sainsbury’s became one of the first retailers to recruit women. This helped avoid colleague shortages, meant families were still supported by a wage earner and ensured the country was kept well fed! Here, six of the first female colleagues advertise margarine outside the Croydon store. 1918 – During the war, Sainsbury’s tried to ensure that all customers received a fair share of the food that was available, by taking part in the Government’s rationing scheme. Customers were required to register at a particular shop, and the number determined how much produce the shop was allowed to buy. Each customer was given a ration card (pictured left), to monitor how much bacon, butter, sugar, meat, cheese and eggs they received. 1915 – By October 1915, Sainsbury’s had already released more than 1,000 colleagues to fight in the war, and they were joined by Arthur Albert Leggett in May 1916. Arthur left his role as store manager of Beckenham to join the British Expeditionary Forces serving in France. Private A. A. Leggett (left) returned to Sainsbury’s after the war and managed stores in Brighton, Bournemouth and Westbourne until 1930. © Original image of Arthur Leggett courtesy of Mrs J Swift Colleagues from the London Convenience Leadership Team help spruce up a residential shelter for homeless women – see more on page 11.


Sainsbury's Journal July 2014
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