Business expansion
United Kingdom
West Midlands; Herefordshire; Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Tenbury Wells
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

130 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 December 2016
Employment effect (start)
28 February 2017
Foreseen end date


Tesco has announced that it is looking to fill around 130 vacancies as it opens its new store in Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire. The supermarket has started recruitment in partnership with Jobcentre Plus and hopes to encourage applications from those who have been long-term unemployed. Training is being provided and those who reach the required standard are guaranteed a job interview. The store is due to open in late February 2017. While the new jobs have been welcomed by some, including the town council, there have been critics of the scheme, who have argued that the supermarket will take trade away from existing retailers. 


  • 16 December 2016: Ludlow and Tenbury Wells Advertiser


Eurofound (2016), Tesco, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 89706, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89706.