- Asda is set to invest over £500m in 2012, opening new stores and depots and developing its existing chain
- 25 planned new stores and three depots set to create up to 5,000 jobs in local communities
- Asda able to provide over 30,000 job opportunities in the Asda team in 2011, despite colleague turnover reaching at an all time low
- Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes Asda’s commitment to creating jobs and investing in people.
Asda today [23 January] announced that it will invest over £500m in its UK stores and depots in 2012, helping create up to 5,000 new jobs across the country.
The supermarket confirmed plans to open 25 new stores across and three depots in 2012 – as well as extend and refurbish 43 of its existing stores.
Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed the announcement, saying;
“The additional investment and 5,000 new jobs announced by Asda today will be a real boost for the economy and more importantly for people around Britain seeking jobs.
“I also welcome Asda’s commitment to not only create jobs but invest in their staff too; offering employees the chance to join an apprenticeship scheme to gain skills which will benefit them throughout their career.”
Asda’s new stores will add over 600,000 square feet of net selling space to Asda, through superstores, small format supermarkets and Asda Living – all offering the same consistent low Asda prices, regardless of where customers choose to shop.Read more