John Sainsbury, shopkeeper ‘to his core’, dies aged 94

Tributes to Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover, who joined family business in 1950 and ran chain from 1969 until his retirement in 1992

John Sainsbury, the former chairman of the supermarket chain, has died at the age of 94. Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover was the president of Sainsbury’s and also sat in the House of Lords as a Conservative.

The supermarket’s current chairman and chief executive, Martin Scicluna, announced the death on Friday evening, saying he had lived a “remarkable life”.

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