Waitrose to create 2,000 jobs
Exciting job news now, as Waitrose have announced they plan to create 2,000 jobs. Someone's doing alright aren't they? Now they're stopping all that free coffee business at least.
The fancy John Lewis-owned anti-Lidl is planning on opening 14 new stores in 2015, after it had a strong Christmas.
These new stores will be divided between convenience and actual supermarkets.
"Our expansion story continues as we take the brand to more customers,” said Nigel Keen, the supermarket’s development director. Last year many of our new branches received than more than 10 applications for every vacancy."
Waitrose left the big four supermarkets crumbling, by outperforming them with a 2.8% rise at established stores and a 26.3% increase in sales via Waitrose.com.
Two of the new locations confirmed so far include Wollaton in Nottinghamshire and Milngavie in East Dunbartonshire. They'll be dancing in the streets in Wollaton and Milngavie.
There'll also be one at Kings Cross which will also have a cookery school in it. So you can work out how to peel an olive or something.
There's also 100 new jobs being created at a new e-commerce depot in Coulsdon, south London, which is due to open in March. The facility is replacing Waitrose’s existing depot in rancid old Acton, west London, which has a staff of about 400.