Former supermarket boss Lord John Sainsbury, shopkeeper ‘to his core’, dies

Lord John Sainsbury of Preston Candover – the former chairman of the supermarket chain – has died aged 94.

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

Martin Scicluna said: “We are all deeply saddened to learn of the death of our Life President, Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover. He was 94 and lived a remarkable life.

“During his 40-year career with the company, Lord Sainsbury led the business through a period of great change and had a major impact on retail in the UK in the 20th century.”