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Waitrose & Sainsbury’s To Create Almost 100 Jobs In Peterborough

03 May 2020

Waitrose & Sainsbury’s To Create Almost 100 Jobs In Peterborough

Supermarket chains Waitrose and Sainsbury’s are set to create almost 100 new jobs in Peterborough due to the pandemic.

Although both are still awaiting planning permission, Waitrose will have the most vacancies on offer in Peterborough with around 60 up for grabs.

Sainsbury’s will be looking for approximately half as many staff as Waitrose, with around 30 vacancies on offer in the city.

Both retailers are seeking planning permission from Peterborough City Council to add temporary distribution facilities at their sites to facilitate increased online shopping demand during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Waitrose, which has seen a 50 per cent surge in delivery and collection slots over the last month, wants to create the new facility at the car park at its Mayor’s Walk branch near Peterborough train station.

Sainsbury’s likewise hopes to boost its Coronavirus delivery power with extra warehouse space at its Oxney Road store.

A spokesperson for Waitrose said: “We have already increased the availability of grocery delivery slots and collections by 50 per cent in the last month to help our Peterborough customers get the food and essentials they need during these challenging times.”

“The application for a small building and additional parking spaces for our vans within the service yard would mean we could significantly increase the number of online deliveries we are able to make from later this year.”

“We have recruited nearly 20 new partners in recent weeks to allow us to make more deliveries at present, and if this is approved we expect to create up to 60 further roles,” added the Waitrose spokesperson.

Meanwhile, Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We continually review our store estate and operations to ensure we’re best serving our customers. An extra facility is needed to fulfil growing demand for home delivery and is expected to create around an additional 30 jobs.”

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