Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Hampshire and Isle of Wight; Hampshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.10 - Warehousing and storage

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 May 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The online food retailer Ocado has announced that it will make 400 redundancies following a fire at its distribution centre in Andover, Hampshire. The site was shut following the fire, and because the search for other premises was unsuccessful, Ocado has decided to rebuild on the same site. The rebuilding will take approximately two years, hence the need for redundancies. The statutory consultation process is reported to be underway, and Ocado has said that it hopes to reemploy some former staff when the premises becomes operational once more. 



Eurofound (2019), Ocado, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 97813, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97813.