EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Sunderland; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; North East
Location of affected unit(s): Sunderland


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-07-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2019
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

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.