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

7,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
28 January 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Asda supermarket is to create 7,000 jobs across the UK. 3,700 of the new jobs will be created with the opening of 14 stores and the expansion of 15 existing ones. An additional 2,000 positions are being created at Asda's home shopping unit, plus about 1,000 through organic growth. The company announced that this business expansion targets the long-term unemployed for 3,000 of the new posts which are both full time and part time. The new jobs will be created by the end of 2009.


  • 28 January 2009: BBC News


Eurofound (2009), Asda, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 68030, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68030.