Business expansion
United Kingdom
South East;
Location of affected unit(s)
Mainly South-east England
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

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 January 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Supermarket chain Waitrose has announced plans to create 2,000 new jobs. The jobs will be created at both new and existing sites. A new depot is being opened in South London to accommodate the increased demand in online shopping and some of the new posts will be based there. In addition to this, fourteen new stores will be opened from spring onwards; seven will be smaller convenience shops. The exact locations of the new shops and new jobs, apart from the South London depot, have not been specified, though it is reported that the majority of the expansion will be in south-east England.


  • 27 January 2015: BBC Website


Eurofound (2015), Waitrose, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 78270, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78270.