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Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 and operates stores across the UK, including 12 supermarkets in Northern Ireland. Former manager of a Sainsbury’s store Nigel Macauley took over the role of Regional Operations Manager in 2011, after which employment remained steady and revenue climbed. Sainsbury’s opened its first store in Ballymena in 1996 and now works with over 100 Irish suppliers.

Financial Data

  • 31st Dec 16 Source: Estimated
    • €455 million turnover
    • 2,500 employees
  • 15th Mar 14 Source: Estimated
    • €455 million turnover
    • 2,500 employees


By Turnover

(€455 million)

By Employees

170th in Top Companies By Turnover
  • 2,500
  • €455 million


  • Andy McClelland General Manager

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