Sainsbury’s is one of the largest supermarket chains in the United Kingdom founded by John James Sainsbury in 1869. The supermarket franchise is specialized in providing all kind of products from foods and beverages to fashion, beauty and items. It has also ranked the second largest supermarket chain in Britain due to its great service offering to customers. Since the opening of store doors in 1869, they are helping their customers by delivering a quality of products with reasonable price, which they also called ‘live well for less’. Their business strategy relies upon five pillars they constructed since they opened the first store. They have employees whom they called colleagues which brings a great potential to handle their customers in different situations. Sainsbury’s deals with the most reputable and trusted brands like Argo, Tu, Habitat and many more.
Sainsbury’s Super Green Market
Sainsbury’s has also started opening their super green supermarket where customers can expect busy shoppers, petrol pumpers and all the things they experienced in other Sainsbury’s supermarkets expect there are a few subtle hidden extras. First off Melton Road is one of the retail giants triple zero stores. It has zero carbon emissions from its energy use sends zero waste to landfill and water is neutral with a zero impact on the local water catchment area opened in winter 2013 eighty thousand square feet of sales floor is housed in a natural timber building with a lower carbon footprint than a standard steel frame. The translucent roof canopy on the petrol pump isn’t just for show either.
It is made of photovoltaic solar panels generating energy to run the kiosk. They have been working in two different areas of energy. They look at energy use in the existing buildings and how they can make it more efficient but also the infrastructure side. The infrastructure contains a set up of things like solar panels on the roof of buildings so that they can generate their own electricity.
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They are also installing combined heat and power plants. They have already installed a number of ground source heat pumps in their larger stores which is a great way of using waste heat from refrigeration systems and reutilizing heat from the ground and putting it into the store. On the energy efficiency side, they have been doing an awful lot of work for a number of years and since 2007, they dramatically reduced the amount of energy.