27/01/2015

Waitrose To Create Up To 2,000 New Jobs

Up to 2,000 new jobs are expected to be created as part of an expansion plan announced by Waitrose.

The grocery chain said that it will open 14 new shops this year, seven of which will be smaller convenience stores.

A number of the new jobs will be at a new depot being opened in south London to service the increasing demand for online grocery shopping, the retailer said.

Waitrose director of development, Nigel Keen, said: "Our expansion story continues as we take the brand to more customers.

"Last year many of our new branches received than more than 10 applications for every vacancy - so we're delighted to be able to create an additional 2,000 roles in 2015."

(MH/CD)

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