EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.2 - Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores
Group: Walmart

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-11-2010
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 7500

Additional Information

Supermarket chain Asda will create 7500 new jobs across the UK within 2011. The UK's second biggest supermarket chain said it would create all jobs through new store openings, expansion of its home shopping service and its recent takeover of Danish supermarket Netto in the UK. More than 3,500 will be created in new stores, 2,400 at the home shopping service, 100 jobs in new pharmacies and 1,500 through doubling staff at the Netto stores.