Sainsbury's employee

Sainsbury’s has temporarily raised its staff discount to 15%

Sainsbury’s staff are in for a summer treat this week after the retailer increased its staff discount from 10% to 15%.

The increase, which came into effect today and runs until 17 July, was “an extra thank you for their hard work so far this year”, Sainsbury’s said.

The retailer added that the average saving in the past 12 months for staff using their discount card was £475 per person.

“Our success as a business is down to the commitment and hard work of our colleagues, so increasing the discount is a great way to say thank you and forms part of our overall rewards and benefits package at Sainsbury’s,” said group HR director Angie Risley.

“We know that the discount increases throughout the year are a valued benefit, and it’s a great way for us to reward hard work and celebrate success as a team.”