Business expansion
United Kingdom
North West; Merseyside;
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Via Stalls And Markets Or Other
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 October 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2014
Foreseen end date
30 November 2014


Online retailer Ocado has announced that it is to create 300 new jobs on Merseyside when it opens a new delivery hub. The hub which will be on the Knowsley Industrial Park will open in November 2014.  The hub will occupy 20,000 square feet; 120 delivery vans are expected to operate from the site. The 300 jobs which are currently being recruited are driving jobs. Benefits include 15pc staff discount, premiums for evening and weekend shifts, as well as private healthcare, shares and private pension. 

The news of this expansion comes after Ocado announced plans earlier in 2014 for new sites in the Midlands and the South East


  • 16 September 2014: The Wall Street Transcript


Eurofound (2014), Ocado, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77711, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77711.