EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s): across the country


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: 150000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-01-2011
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 29-12-2011
Planned Job Creation: 6500

Additional Information

Retailer Sainsbury's has announced that it will be creating 6.500 new jobs by the end of 2011 and 20,000 new jobs in the next three years. The new posts will be a mix of full and part time across the country.