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

900 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
28 July 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Frozen food supermarket Iceland has created 900 new positions across its UK stores and warehouses. The company, which retains an internal labour market, has specifically said that previous retail experience is not essential. Roles are available at all levels within the company including store management positions. The company has a record of being a good employer and has received national recognition for this. Staff are provided with a range of benefits including discount and childcare vouchers. Iceland is actively recruiting for these new positions now, though it is not known when the jobs will start, or when the 900 vacancies will be filled.


  • 28 July 2016: The Sun


Eurofound (2016), Iceland, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 88331, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88331.