J Sainsbury plc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the food, general merchandise and clothing retailing, and financial services activities in the United Kingdom. It operates through four segments: Retail Food, Retail General Merchandise and Clothing, Financial Services, and Property Investment.
The company operates various store formats, including convenience stores and supermarkets. It is also involved in online grocery and general merchandise operations; and provides home, clothing, toy, electrical, and technology products.
As of March 9, 2019, the company operated 883 Argos stores and 317 collection points, including 207 Sainsbury's convenience stores, as well as 16 Habitat stores. In addition, the company invests in and develops real estate properties; and offers financial services, such as credit cards, and travel money and personal loans, as well as home, car, pet, and life insurance.
J Sainsbury plc was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.