Sainsbury’s colleagues can take advantage of an increased discount this Christmas, rising from 10% to 15% until 2 January 2013.
In the last 12 months, Sainsbury’s colleagues saved an average of £420 per person, representing a total saving for all colleagues of over £64m.
This is in addition to the £60m paid out in bonuses to 126,000 Sainsbury’s colleagues earlier this year, a figure which over the last five years has exceeded £300m. A new initiative giving awards of between £5 and £25 to reward people that go the extra mile, has also paid out £1m to 110,000 colleagues so far this year.
Sainsbury’s customer service and colleague director Gwyn Burr said: “Our colleagues are our most valuable asset and we’re always looking at ways to reward great service. And it’s not just at Christmas that hard work is recognised at Sainsbury’s, as well as this boost to our colleague discount, we offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which also includes an annual bonus which paid out £60 million this year.”