EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Waitrose

Company/Organisation:
Waitrose

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Kent; South East
Location of affected unit(s): Kent

Company

Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
49.4 - Freight transport by road and removal services

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-07-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2007
Foreseen End Date: 29-06-2007
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

Waitrose has announced it is to create 1,000 new jobs in Kent by reopening a Morrisons distribution centre. The company said it had agreed with Morrisons to buy the vacant centre at Aylesford as well as six stores. The centre will open in the middle of 2007 with recruitment expected to start in the new year. Tony Solomons, Waitrose supply chain director, said: 'When Aylesford is up and running it will also allow us to service our branch network more efficiently and reduce the number of food miles.'