Event Partner

Liberty Charge Ltd

Offering delicious great quality food at competitive prices has been at the heart of what we do since John James and Mary Ann Sainsbury opened our first store in 1869. Today, inspiring and delighting our customers with tasty food remains our priority and our purpose is clear – driven by our passion for food, together we serve and help every customer. Our focus on great value food and convenient shopping, whether in-store or online is supported by our brands – Argos, Tu Clothing, Habitat, Sainsbury’s Bank and Nectar. Sainsbury’s has almost 600 supermarkets and over 800 convenience stores. Argos is a leading digital retailer and is the third most visited retail website in the UK, with over 70 per cent of its sales starting online. Argos is conveniently available for customers to collect from hundreds of Sainsbury’s stores. Digital and technology enables us to adapt as customers shop differently and our profitable, fast-growing online channels offer customers quick and convenient delivery and collection capability. Our colleagues are integral to our success, now and in the future.



Interview with Patrick Dunne, Director of Group Property, Procurement & EV Ventures, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets

Sainsbury’s launches first fully electric delivery fleet.

  • Sainsbury’s Nine Elms London superstore is now using fully electric delivery vans, providing zero emission deliveries to customers
  • The new 100% electric fleet will make over 2000 deliveries each week on average, saving 57 tonnes of carbon annually
  • The move is part of the retailer’s commitment to achieving Net Zero in its own operations by 2035

Sainsbury’s launches Smart Charge: new ultra-rapid service to build confidence in public EV charging

  • New research reveals that 80% of drivers admit to avoiding long journeys because of not wanting to charge at public EV charging stations, citing broken chargers (40%) as the main deterrent
  • Almost all EV drivers surveyed (94%) said they would prefer to use just one trusted brand, with 63% saying this because they are looking for better reliability
  • Smart Charge will have over 750 bays in more than 100 Sainsbury’s locations by the end of 2024, making it one of the UK’s top five providers of ultra-rapid EV charging

Patrick Dunne, Director of Group Property, Procurement & EV Ventures, Sainsbury’s Supermarkets and the team joined Optimal Charging: Leaders or Followers as Event Partner on 27 March 2024.

The team attended the event and exhibited. Senior members represented on the following panels:

“Charging at EV mobility hubs, petrol stations and forecourts”, and, 

“What does best in class infrastructure look like for shopping centres and supermarkets”.


If you would like to connect with Patrick and his Team please contact them via event app. As a non-participant please contact  the team via their website.