Business expansion
United Kingdom
West Midlands; Herefordshire; Worcestershire and Warwickshire
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

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 June 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2018
Foreseen end date


Waitrose supermarket chain will create 150 new jobs when it opens a new store in Evesham, Worcestershire. The store is due to open in March 2018. A new building is being constructed to house the business, which is being supported by Wychavon District Council. The council are building the store and will retain ownership of the site, with Waitrose being the tenant. Waitrose previously announced a major expansion which took place throughout 2016. A spokesperson for the council commented that it was hoped that the new store would have a similar effect on the town as had been experienced when Waitrose opened in nearby Droitwich. 


  • 1 June 2017: ITV News
  • 1 June 2017: Evesham Observer


Eurofound (2017), Waitrose, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91184, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91184.