Ex-supermarket boss Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover dies at 94

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The Queen was invited to celebrate the supermarket's 150th anniversary.

The former chairman and chief executive of the supermarket chain has died.

He was promoted to lead the business in 1969 after 40 years with the firm.

The company's life president was Lord Sainsbury.

He was described as one of the great retailers by Simon Roberts.

John began working in the grocery department at the family business.

He was knighted by the Queen in 1980 for his services to the food retailing industry.

MartinScicluna said he would be missed by all his friends and colleagues.

Mr Roberts said that Lord Sainsbury was a shopkeeper to his core and was ambitious for the company and led the company through an unprecedented period of growth.