Yes indeed, try something new today — hire proofreaders today:
Errors when writing are commonplace — even expected — for local greengrocers, especially as regards apostrophes. But for a large chain like Sainsbury’s?
This caught our eye as proofreading is an enjoyable pastime for dull men.
Thanks to Steve R for posting this on his Facebook page, which is where we saw it.
The use of the apostrophe in these examples is correct. It is a possessive, indicating ownership by J Sainsbury plc. Although when I lived in England the stores bore the sign “J Sainsbury”, the new logo has been around for many years. J Sainsbury’s store – the noun being implied, as is the case with many shop names .