Business expansion
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

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 November 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 November 2020


Company shop, a retailer headquartered in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, has announced plans to create 200 new jobs. The business sells surplus food which would otherwise have gone to waste and is therefore able to pass on significant discounts to shoppers. The expansion is being supported by a 4.2 million GBP (€4.6 million) funding package from Lloyd's Bank. The firm has recently opened a new store in Washington, Tyne and Wear and has plans to open further outlets in Hull and both the East and West Midlands.



Eurofound (2018), Company Shop, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 96134, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96134.