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 three segments: Retail Â Food, Retail Â General Merchandise and Clothing, and Financial Services. The company operates various store formats, including convenience stores and supermarkets. It is also involved in online grocery and general merchandise operations. As of March 7, 2020, the company operated 882 Argos stores and 281 collection points, as well as 16 Habitat stores. In addition, the company 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.