EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Morrison Supermarkets

Morrison Supermarkets

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
Number Employed: 110000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-03-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 17-03-2020
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

Morrison’s, the UK-based supermarket chain, has announced that it is creating 1,000 staff and 2,500 pickers and drivers positions in the company’s distribution centres.

The company plans are to expand its home delivery service in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Chief Executive Officer said that Morrison’s was determined to help customers and support and protect staff at this difficult time and added that the new jobs will be offered to those people whose jobs are impacted by the Covid-19. The positions going to be created are both temporary and permanent, and the recruitment drive is already underway.

Morrison’s is the fourth largest chain of supermarkets in the United Kingdom, and operates countrywide.