LONDON, 2014-12-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — This year, over 2,100 Sainsbury’s office workers from the retailer’s store support centres in London, Manchester, Coventry and Edinburgh will pledge over 3,800 days of their time to help out in stores over the busy Christmas period.
Sainsbury’s suppliers are also joining in, with more than 480 people from 121 different suppliers pledging an additional 560 days of help – taking the total up to over 4,300 days of extra support. The annual store working initiative runs from Wednesday 17th December to Wednesday 31st December.
Board members and their teams will be helping keep the shelves fully stocked, as the supermarket gears up for its busiest trading days of the year – Sunday 21st to Wednesday 24th December.
For the second time in a row, Sainsbury’s has also won ‘The Grocer 33 Store of the Week’ award, based on metrics such as great customer service and product availability. The extra help from office workers and suppliers over the festive period will ensure that Sainsbury’s customers get the best service possible.
Retail and Operations Director, Roger Burnley said: “It’s fantastic that we have so many colleagues volunteering to help during the busiest time of year and it’s a great opportunity for them to get hands on experience of working in a store. Our teams work incredibly well together and I’m looking forward to us delivering a great service for our customers this Christmas.”