EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wm Morrison

Wm Morrison

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.2 - Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores
Number Employed: 117000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-01-2009
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 13-01-2009
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009
Planned Job Creation: 6500

Additional Information

Wm Morrison, a supermarket, has announced that it is to create 5,000 new jobs in 2009 through a programme of store expansion across the UK. The company will also add 1,500 jobs to its distribution service throughout the UK. The firm has announced it will be opening new stores as a result of increased sales.