Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; Northumberland
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52 - Warehousing and support activities for transportation

315 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 June 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Asda has told more than 300 staff at a supermarket depot on Wearside that their jobs are at risk. A 'at risk of redundancy' notice has been sent to 315 staff at its Washington distribution centre, which deals with tinned and packeted foods. A 90-day consultation period has started and Asda says it hopes to find new posts for the staff in the company. The depot, where 737 people are employed, looks after medium and slow-moving food lines - produce which is not refrigerated. The company also has a regional distribution centre employing 505 people in Washington, which is not affected.


  • 1 June 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Asda, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61682, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61682.