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Unexpected monarch in bagging area? Queen Elizabeth pops down to Sainsbury's


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LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - Britain'sQueen Elizabeth popped down to the supermarket on Wednesday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the British high street chain, Sainsbury's.

The 93-year-old queen visited a pop-up replica of the original Sainsbury's shop which was founded on London'sDrury Lane in 1869, selling just butter, milk and eggs.

She was greeted by Lord John Sainsbury, the great-grandson of the supermarket chain's founder John James Sainsbury, and was shown around replicas of old shop floors as they developed from the introduction of self-service shopping in the 1950s to the use of modern technology.

The pop-up Sainsbury's will be based in Covent Garden in central London for a week, giving visitors the chance to look at 150 years of history of the supermarket, Britain's second-biggest grocer.






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