EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Waitrose

Company/Organisation:
Waitrose

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Worcestershire; Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire; West Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Evesham

Company

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

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-06-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-03-2018
Planned Job Creation: 150

Additional Information

Waitrose supermarket chain will create 150 new jobs when it opens a new store in Evesham, Worcestershire. The store is due to open in March 2018. A new building is being constructed to house the business, which is being supported by Wychavon District Council. The council are building the store and will retain ownership of the site, with Waitrose being the tenant. Waitrose previously announced a major expansion which took place throughout 2016. A spokesperson for the council commented that it was hoped that the new store would have a similar effect on the town as had been experienced when Waitrose opened in nearby Droitwich.