The second generation (2)

Arthur Sainsbury

Arthur Sainsbury

Arthur became Sainsbury’s provisions buyer, purchasing perishable goods like butter, pig meat and eggs for sale in the shops. He also managed the kitchens which made Sainsbury's own-brand pies, sausages and cooked meats. He became a director in 1922.

Alfred Sainsbury

Alfred Sainsbury

Alfred was responsible for the management of the grocery department, which purchased packaged goods like tea, sugar and canned foods. He was also made a director of the company in 1922. Before taking up this job for Sainsbury’s he was trained by George Payne, a tea merchant based near Tower Bridge, who are still Sainsbury’s tea suppliers.

Paul Sainsbury in his First World War uniform

Paul Sainsbury

Paul, the youngest of the brothers, was born in 1890. He was almost twenty years younger than his eldest brother and joined the firm in the same year as his nephew Alan, John Benjamin’s eldest son. Paul trained as an architect before briefly managing Sainsbury’s building development.



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