Internal restructuring
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

380 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 March 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced that it is to close 23 of its Morrisons local stores with the loss of 380 jobs. This follows the announcement of the yearly profit figures which were the worst in eight years. The chain has been hit hard by competition and same-store sales were down 5.9% over the year. The local stores will close over the course of 2015; the company has also announced that selection criteria for future site developmentsĀ are to be reviewed.


  • 12 March 2015: BBC Website


Eurofound (2015), Morrisons, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 79182, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/79182.