Asda to create 12,000 new jobs in next five years

Supermarket giant Asda is to create 12,000 jobs over the next five years, Downing Street said, as David Cameron visited one of its branches. The Prime Minister said he was "delighted" over the move.

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Prime Minister befriends baby during Asda walkabout

Prime Minister David Cameron met one-year-old Luca during a walkabout in Asda this morning. Lucas appeared to want to give Mr Cameron his Easter Bunny balloon.

The pair appeared to get on very well, and when his mother handed him over to take a picture, she joked she was off to do her shopping, happy to leave him in the Prime Minister's apparently capable hands.

Walmart CEO: Seismic shift in retail market underway

Supermarket giant Asda is bringing real value to more customers in the UK, the president and chief executive of the store's US parent company Walmart said, after it announced it would create 12,000 new jobs over the next five years. Doug McMillon said:

It has been a pleasure to meet with the Prime Minister today and reaffirm Walmart's commitment to investing in the UK.

A seismic shift in the structure of the retail market is under way - not just in the UK but right across the world.

Asda recognised the change in its market and took early action to develop and implement a strategy that will see it grow - creating more new jobs and bringing real value to more customers in the UK.

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David Cameron hails new Asda supermarket jobs

David Cameron said today he is "delighted" by supermarket giant Asda's plans to create 12,000 new jobs over the next five years.

David Cameron visits an Asda supermarket, pictured in 2008. Credit: PA

The Prime Minister who was visiting one of Asda's stores in south London, said: "Supporting business, creating jobs and cutting taxes are all part of our long-term economic plan.

"I am delighted that Asda is continuing to invest heavily in the UK, creating another 12,000 jobs that will give people financial security for the future."

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