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

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 December 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Waitrose, the supermarket chain, has announced plans to create 1,500 jobs in 2016 as part of a major expansion. The company is set to open fourteen new sites comprising five supermarkets and nine smaller convenience stores. The supermarket locations have been confirmed as High Wycombe, Uttoxeter and Solihull, which will open in the spring and Truro and Worcester which are scheduled to open in the summer.  Convenience stores will be opened in Leatherhead and the South Bank Tower in London in the summer.  The remaining locations for the convenience stores are yet to be announced.  In addition to the jobs in the new stores, 200 jobs will be created at the company's ecommerce centre in South London.    


  • 13 December 2015: City AM
  • 13 December 2015: Company press release


Eurofound (2015), Waitrose, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 86056, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86056.