Business expansion
United Kingdom
South East; Kent;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.4 - Freight transport by road and removal services

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 July 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2007
Foreseen end date
29 June 2007


Waitrose has announced it is to create 1,000 new jobs in Kent by reopening a Morrisons distribution centre. The company said it had agreed with Morrisons to buy the vacant centre at Aylesford as well as six stores. The centre will open in the middle of 2007 with recruitment expected to start in the new year. Tony Solomons, Waitrose supply chain director, said: 'When Aylesford is up and running it will also allow us to service our branch network more efficiently and reduce the number of food miles.'


  • 17 July 2006: BBC Website


Eurofound (2006), Waitrose, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63799, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63799.