Shareholders: these are people or organizations who own shares, that they bought, are acquired legally in a profit oriented organization. These shareholders have made an investment to get these shares and they gain in two ways A) through dividends. B) By selling their shares for profit.
An organization can have only one shareholder, this individual or individuals with shares make up the shareholders.
So the Shareholder can be defined as an individual, organization, or company that legally own share(s) of stock in a joint-stock company. The Sainsbury shareholders hope that each year Sainsbury continue to declare profit and have advantage in the industry and looking at Sainsbury’s record in a letter to the shareholder in its annual newsletter its chairman states that the “Underlying profit before tax was up 6.2 per cent to £756 million. Underlying basic earnings per share were up 9.3 per cent to 30.7 pence. This year your Board recommends a final dividend of 11.9 pence per share, making a full year dividend of 16.7 pence, which is an increase of 3.7 per cent over the previous year” (David Tyler 2014)
Suppliers: with 30,000 products in its stores, Sainsbury has suppliers from Britain and internationally. Sainsbury believes in “sourcing with integrity”, this is achieved by forming partnership that raises environmental and social standards. Also Sainsbury is the funder members of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).J Sainsbury (2014) by this they not only show their commitment to customers but to their suppliers who Sainsbury value a lot
Managers: The managers carry out the vision and goal of the owners, the current growth rate of Sainsbury is related to the ability of the managers at different level to harness the basic human and other material needed to grow the team. They sit over the affairs on Sainsbury and make sure the shareholders have dividends annually
Staff: This group according J Sainsbury (2014) annual report and financial statement of 161,000 workforces depends on the Sainsbury sustaining growth to make a living. They also put in their best to continue to help the organization meet its strategic goals. Sainsbury continues to create more jobs and train its Staff. They are the face of Sainsbury and central to its success.
Customers: They are very important and the end users of the products at Sainsbury. Due to online purchase the customers at Sainsbury are cutting across borders. The customer’s interest is that they continue to get good quality products from Sainsbury at a fair price.
The Community: Founded 144 years ago, with over 157,000 staff and 800 stores. J Sainsbury (2014) Sainsbury is making major economic impact. Though the economic situation looks likely to remain challenging, Sainsbury has time after time demonstrated it can succeed beside these conditions. Sainsbury has a local charity scheme and where ever Sainsbury find itself in its 800 stores, it supports the local community. As stakeholders in whatever happens at Sainsbury the community play a major role in the organizations having competitive advantage. Sainsbury provides great service, quality products and are good neighbors. Sainsbury also continues to support local charities.(责任编辑：BUG)