The conscious uncoupling of King and Coupe

Gabriella Griffith
WHEN Justin King finally steps down as head honcho at Sainsbury’s in July, he might well experience some separation anxiety from commercial director (and soon to be CEO) Mike Coupe.

The pair were delivering the supermarket’s preliminary results at their HQ in Holborn yesterday, when they both heard the call of nature at the same time.

After their presentation and just before everyone shuffled into the food court, they announced they were going to the loo, together.

Their blushes were saved by Coupe, who joked that they were “joined at the hip”.

Not for much longer, we’re afraid.