Ten things YOU NEED TO KNOW IN FEBRUARY On your marks! Sport Relief is here again, we’ve got an exciting announcement about a partnership with British Athletics and Ellie is urging colleagues to help kids to be more active. Fairtrade FORTNIGHT IS BACK 04 Journal WE’RE MAKING FOD GO FURTHER THAN EVER By working together with YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR MONEY the Money Advice Service, we can now help our colleagues manage their money better. MySainsburys Money has been set up to help colleagues keep track of their finances, from everyday budgeting and saving, to planning for major life events, as well as understanding what benefits they may be entitled to, just for being a Sainsbury’s colleague! There are also some handy calculators and letter templates. Lorna Godman, Head of Reward and Policy, said: “MySainsburys Money highlights the different benefits which can help colleagues save that extra bit of money in the long run, including pensions, share schemes, transport season ticket loans, childcare vouchers, and colleague discounts. And it has a variety of other great tools, all in one place.” Go to www. mysainsburys.co.uk and click on Working@Sainsburys. you ca n help th e uk’s bees Since 2006, we’ve been helping our bees to thrive – and now we’re on a mission to make sure there are enough places for the solitary bee to live Solitary bees are the most industrious bees, and are some of the most efficient at the vital work of pollinating crops and garden flowers. They’re also docile and rarely sting, which makes building bee hotels or bee cafés such a great idea! We spoke to our very own beekeeper, Robin Dean, who told us about something of a crisis for the much-needed bees: “Female solitary bees will be facing a potential housing crisis in late March when they start emerging from their cocoons,” said Robin. “We can help by creating new nesting sites now, because if we wait until we actually see the bees hunting for new homes, it’s likely to be too late to make a real difference.” Find out how to build bee hotels or cafés on www.mysainsburys.co.uk For the past month, our customers and colleagues have been learning how to Make Your Roast Go Further, taking tips from the four fantastic family food lovers who’ve starred in our TV ads. After the success of Make The Most of Your Roast last year, we enlisted the help of real food lovers who meet the challenge of feeding their families every day. Using the leftovers from the Sunday roast, mum Jack Monroe and granny Pam Clarkson have shown us how to conjure up brilliant meals on a tight budget. Nick Coffer has entertained us by getting his young family involved in the cooking and Rejina Sabur has inspired us with the delicious flavours in her dishes. “We’re showing customers that there’s no need to buy extra meat for Monday and Tuesday when they can make their Sunday roast go so much further,” said Alex Fagelson, Holborn store support centre. “And judging by the photos and messages you’ve sent us, it’s really hit the spot!” Don’t forget to look out for the selected joints that are on offer until the end of the campaign, making your shopping budget go even further as well as your Sunday dinner! Book it in the diary! Fairtrade Fortnight is back again for 2014 and takes place between 24th February and 9th March. We’re well-known for selling 100% Fairtrade bananas since 2007, but now we’re also 100% Fairtrade on things like sugar, tea, roast and ground coffee and plain cotton T-shirts. In fact, we’re the world’s biggest Fairtrade retailer and sell almost 600 Fairtrade products instore, so there’ll be lots to shout about this year!
Sainsbury's Journal Feb 2014
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