Business expansion
United Kingdom
South East; Kent; Kent CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Herne Bay
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
28 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Sainsbury's supermarkets has confirmed that it is to create around 150 jobs when its new store opens in Herne Bay, Kent, towards the end of 2018. Roles at various levels within the organisation will be available at both full time and part time hours. Although the store had been built some time ago, delays have meant that the petrol station has yet to be constructed and that the store has not been fitted out. A spokesperson for the local council welcomed the news that the store would be opening later this year.

In 2017, the group announced the cut of 2,000 jobs across the UK.



Eurofound (2018), Sainsbury's, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94674, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94674.