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

900 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 September 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Major UK supermarket Morrisons has announced the closure of 11 further stores as it continues to struggle in the marketplace. The closures will affect around 900 jobs. The retailer had announced earlier in the week the sell-off of 140 convenience stores to a team led by retailer Mike Greene. The sale of the local stores is understood not to affect the jobs of the 2,300 people currently employed. The announcements by Morrisons continue a series of restructuring measures by the company as it faces increased competition from discount retailers. It is not yet known when the stores will close. At the time the closure of the 11 stores was announced, the locations were not disclosed to allow the company to inform affected workers.

Subsequently the list of affected stores was published: West Bromwich, Salford, Burnham-on-Sea, Castletown, Clevedon, Little Hulton, Northallerton, Oldbury, Shildon, Streatham and Tyldesley.


  • 10 September 2015: BBC Website
  • 16 September 2015: The Guardian


Eurofound (2015), Morrisons, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 84770, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/84770.