Internal restructuring
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

2,832 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 January 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2020
Foreseen end date


ASDA, a UK supermarket chain, has announced that it is planning to cut 2,832 jobs across the country. The compulsory 45-day consultation period with affected employees is underway and the redundancies are expected to start in April. The job cuts are affecting those working in the back office, including personnel and cash office roles.

A statement by the company says that the restructuring aims to optimise the workflow. A representative of the GMB trade union said that the news is deeply disappointing.

The announcement of redundancies follows a dispute between ASDA and its hourly-paid employees in late 2019 when the company stated that unless staff accepted new employment contracts, including variable shifts and working on bank holidays without extra pay, they would lose their jobs.



Eurofound (2020), Asda, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 99716, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99716.