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

100 - 3,257 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Major supermarket Asda has announced plans to restructure employment at 18 underperforming stores. Reports suggest that 3,257 jobs have been placed into consultation, though the actual number of job losses is predicted to be somewhat lower than this figure, though still somewhere in the hundreds. In addition to job losses, it is being suggested that jobs may be saved by reducing the number of hours of work available to staff. Reports from one source also suggest that Asda is considering the staffing levels in a further 59 stores, though these plans remain at the informal stage. The decision of Asda to look at staffing levels follows widespread volatility in the supermarket sector with a number of competitors undertaking similar restructuring measures.


  • 10 August 2017: The Guardian
  • 10 August 2017: The Telegraph


Eurofound (2017), Asda, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91905, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91905.