Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 March 2020
Employment effect (start)
17 March 2020
Foreseen end date


Morrison’s, the UK-based supermarket chain, has announced that it is creating 1,000 staff and 2,500 pickers and drivers positions in the company’s distribution centres.

The company plans are to expand its home delivery service in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Chief Executive Officer said that Morrison’s was determined to help customers and support and protect staff at this difficult time and added that the new jobs will be offered to those people whose jobs are impacted by the Covid-19. The positions going to be created are both temporary and permanent, and the recruitment drive is already underway.

Morrison’s is the [fourth largest chain] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_supermarket_chains_in_the_United_Kingdom) of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, and operates countrywide.



Eurofound (2020), Morrison Supermarkets, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 100131, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100131.