Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Leeds and Leicester
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

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 September 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Supermarket Asda has announced plans to cut 300 jobs in administrative roles. The job cuts will affect the headquarters in Leeds and another site in Leicester, although it is being reported that the vast majority of the cuts will come from the site in Leeds. The move follows the retailers decision to restructure jobs in its stores. Affected employees have been informed, in line with the statutory requirements around consultation. In addition to the planned cuts, it is also being reported that Asda will be looking at changing job descriptions for a further 800 positions. 


  • 6 September 2017: BBC Website


Eurofound (2017), Asda, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91919, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91919.