THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
HOME
RETAIL NEWS
RETAIL EVENTS
Fashion
Department Stores
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Home & DIY
Electricals
Health & Beauty
General Merchandise
Entertainment
Sports & Leisure
Retail Solutions
Food & Drink
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
ABOUT US
CONTACT US
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
Waitrose to create 1,500 jobs in the North West

Waitrose is to invest more than £100 million in opening new stores in the North West and will create 1,500 jobs.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Waitrose to create 1,500 jobs in the North West

The retailer is aiming to open at least ten new shops within the next five years, more than doubling the number of existing stores it has in the region. 

Waitrose opened a new little Waitrose store in Chester last week and has also brought forward plans to redevelop the city’s Boughton Retail Centre for a larger supermarket. It will also open a new store in Walton-le-Dale in February next year and a new £35 million distribution centre in Chorley by Autumn 2012.

Waitrose announced its national expansion strategy earlier this month in which it said it plans to open at least 25 little Waitrose convenience shops and ten larger supermarkets across the UK in 2012.

David Jones, Waitrose supply chain director, said: “This marks another exciting chapter in our history and the growth of the Waitrose brand in the north west. We have really begun to establish our brand here and we are looking forward to making a continued investment and creating new jobs in what is rapidly becoming a heartland territory for us.”

Waitrose currently operates 264 outlets throughout the UK.

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

RETAIL EVENTS

Retail Human Resources Summit
Retail Human Resources Summit
Wednesday 3 October 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th HR Summit 2018, The Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1, 3rd October 2018
The Retail Design Summit 2018
The Retail Design Summit 2018
14 November 2018
The Cavendish Conference Centre
The Retail Design Summit 2018
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2019
6 February 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London WG1 9DT
A truly omnichannel offering requires an understanding of customer behaviour across all shopping channels and how this should impact your overall business strategy
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
Customer Engagement Conference 2019
5 June 2019
Cavendish Conference Centre, London W1
The 10th Annual Retail Customer Engagement Summit
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing
20 September 2018
6th Floor 1, St. Martin's Le Grand London, EC1A 4AS
National Minimum Wage Breakfast Briefing