Sainsbury's Selects Kronos to Optimise Workforce Management of More Than 150,000 Employees

WOKINGHAM, England and CHELMSFORD, Massachusetts, January 31, 2012 - Leading retailer Sainsbury's has selected a workforce management solution from Kronos Incorporated to control labour costs and improve workforce productivity. The Kronos solution will manage the time and attendance and scheduling of more than 150,000 colleagues in over 1,000 locations across the UK.

News Facts

o As part of Sainsbury's commitment to being a "Great Place to Work", it required a workforce management solution to support employees by offering a consistent, fair, and equitable approach to working practices.

o Prior to selecting Kronos, Sainsbury's managed time and attendance and scheduling through a blend of manual and partially automated processes.

o Sainsbury's selected Kronos following an extensive search of the market on the basis of Kronos offering technology that is easy to use; having vast experience in delivering rapid implementations; and a proven track record with large-scale retail implementations.

Supporting Quotes

o Rob Fraser, IT director, Sainsbury's

"Kronos software will help us manage and allocate our labour in store and pay our
colleagues more effectively, whilst allowing us to benefit from simplifying our current
processes. Improved information will make it easier to provide our customers with
fantastic service."

o Tim Bisley, general manager, Kronos EMEA

"It's essential for retailers to manage the workforce effectively. We're very pleased to be working with Sainsbury's on a project that will improve their operational
efficiencies and bottom-line results."

About Kronos

Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable
organisations to control labour costs, minimise compliance risk, and improve workforce
productivity. Tens of thousands of organisations in 60 countries - including more than
half of the Fortune 1000® - use Kronos time and attendance, scheduling, absence
management, HR and payroll, hiring and labour analytics applications. To learn how Kronos uniquely delivers complete automation and high-quality information in an easy-to-use solution, visit

Source: Kronos

Contact: Caroline Powell, J D Marketing, +44(0)208-297-5388,

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