Shares in the supermarket chain jumped more than 4 per cent after news of Dalton Philips’s departure, a brutal verdict from the City on the Irish man’s time at the top. Photograph: PA

Dalton Philips, the globetrotting Irish retail executive, will soon be heading back to his homeland to reflect on the future after being sacked as chi(...)

“Fifty Pence Challenge” poster had been intended to motivate staff but ended up displayed in the window of a Sainsbury’s store in east London.

These are desperate times in the grocery trade. Tesco dominated the news agenda last week as it revealed a shock £250 million black hole in its profit(...)

The move underlines the increasing threat of the German discounters Aldi and Lidl in the UK. They have consistently been among Britain’s fastest-growing supermarkets, and have been winning more affluent customers.

Sainsbury, the British supermarket chain known for its relatively upmarket image, is to enter the fast-growing hard discount sector, through a joint v(...)

Britain’s J Sainsbury has ended a nine-year run of quarterly sales growth.

If only Justin King had decided to bow out at Sainsbury’s six months earlier. In his 10 years as chief executive of Britain’s third-larg(...)

Mike Coupe (53):  “Coupe represents continuity for Sainsbury’s, something that may reassure investors who will be a little disconcerted by change,” said Shore Capital analyst Clive Black, who maintained a “buy” recommendation on Sainsbury shares.  Photograph:   Bloomberg

Justin King will step down as chief executive of British grocer J Sainsbury in July after a decade at the helm, with the company opting for continuity(...)