United Kingdom
East Midlands; Leicestershire; Rutland and Northamptonshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.1 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 February 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2007
Foreseen end date
30 September 2007


Supermarket giant Tesco is moving its distribution depot at Crick to a purpose-built site near Lichfield in Staffordshire with the loss of 600 jobs.

Workers are being told that they will be considered for positions at other sites and stores, or be offered redundancy packages. The company is currently in talks with union representatives who want the depot to remain open.

Gary Holz, union official for USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) said if the depot had to close the union will negotiate redundancy packages and help find alternative employment in the area.

A Tesco spokesman said the Crick grocery depot faced planned closure by the end of September 2007, subject to consultation with the unions.


  • 22 February 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), Tesco, Relocation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 64980, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64980.