United Kingdom
London; Outer London; Outer London - East and North East
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Via Stalls And Markets Or Other
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

261 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 July 2018
Employment effect (start)
17 July 2018
Foreseen end date


ASDA, the UK-based supermarket chain, has announced that it will close its ’home shopping centre’ in Enfield in north-London, in a move that will make 261 employees redundant. At the time of the announcement, the statutory consultations with affected staff were already underway.

At the home shopping centre, online grocery orders are packed and then sent to customers’ homes. The vice president of Grocery Home Shopping at ASDA said the Enfield site could not be further improved to “meet the speed of fulfilment and product ranges that our customers now expect” and the company was now relying on two recently opened automated home shopping centres.

The regional organiser for the GMB union said that they will be “actively involved throughout the consultation to attempt to secure positions for our GMB members."



Eurofound (2018), Asda, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94732, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94732.