Business expansion
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; Sunderland
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

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 July 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


Online supermarket Ocado has announced that it is to open a new site in Sunderland. The decision will result in the creation of 300 new jobs. The location of the new business will be on the former vaux brewery site, which closed in 1999 and was bought by the local council in 2011. The local council welcomed the news that Ocado would be building its business in the city, and a spokeperson for Ocado commented that they were looking forward to creating job opportunities for local people. It is understood that the majority of the roles will be in customer service and it is expected that the roles will be filled by the end of 2019.



Eurofound (2019), Ocado, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 98243, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98243.