27/01/2015

Retailer To Create 2,000 New Jobs

Waitrose has announced that it expects to create 2,000 jobs in new and extended shops, as well as in a new e-commerce grocery depot in 2015.

The retailer is opening 14 shops across the UK from spring this year, including seven new supermarkets and seven new little Waitrose convenience shops.

It is also relocating one supermarket and carrying out two major extensions to existing branches.

The new supermarkets include Wollaton (Nottinghamshire), Milngavie (East Dumbartonshire), Bagshot (Surrey), Oxford, King's Cross (which will incorporate a new cookery school), Basingstoke (Hampshire) and Guildford (Surrey).

Waitrose Horsham will be relocated, doubling the size of the current supermarket, and the branches in Saffron Walden and Bayswater will both undergo major redevelopments.

It also plans to add a new little Waitrose in Heathfield (East Sussex) and a further six convenience shops in new locations in the south east.

The business will be creating additional roles in its distribution department in order to service its expanding number of branches. The roles will add to the additional jobs Waitrose has already announced for the capital through the opening of a new e-commerce grocery depot in Coulsdon, South London this March.

(CD/JP)

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