Retail news round-up August 28, 2013: Waitrose to create 800 jobs this year, Asda picks ad agency VCCP to replace Saatchi & Saatchi
Waitrose to create 800 jobs this year
Waitrose is to create 850 jobs in the next year by stepping up expansion of its convenience stores. The retailer will open four Little Waitrose stores around London this year, creating 200 jobs. Ten new shops next year will create up to 650 new posts, ranging from management to shop assistants. The retailer has opened 37 Little Waitrose outlets, including stores in Nottingham, Bristol and Newcastle.
Asda picks ad agency VCCP to replace Saatchi & Saatchi
Asda has awarded its £100m advertising contract to agency VCCP after dropping Saatchi & Saatchi.
The move to VCCP represents a possible shift away from Asda’s famous price-led marketing focus.
The Asda contract is one of the biggest advertising contracts available and had been held by Saatchi & Saatchi since 2009.