Business expansion
United Kingdom
South East; Kent; Kent CC
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
19 March 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Morrisons, a firm that operates a series of supermarkets across the UK, has announced that it is to create 1,000 new jobs with the development of a new distribution centre in Sittingbourne in Kent. The centre will be located at a new development site and will be used by Morrisons to supply its retail outlets in the South of England. A spokesman for Morrisons has stated that the site was chosen due to its important strategic location. The firm has also announced that the new development will include many measures designed to minimize the environmental impact of the site. As of March 2008, there is no information on when the new jobs will be created by. Morrisons is the fourth largest operator of supermarkets in the UK, and employs approximately 120,000 in the UK. In 2006, Morrisons implemented 1,600 job losses in the UK.


  • 19 March 2008: BBC News


Eurofound (2008), Morrisons, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 66416, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66416.