Asda says could create 12,000 jobs over 5 years
LONDON (Reuters) - Asda, the British arm of United States retailer Wal-Mart (WMT.N: Quote), could create 12,000 jobs as it expands in Britain over the next five years, it said on Monday.
The announcement was made by Doug McMillon, Walmart's president and CEO, during a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron at Asda's Clapham Junction store in south London.
He was speaking ahead of Wal-Mart's first ever board meeting in the UK.
It plans to open more superstores, supermarkets, petrol station stores and click-and-collect points, particularly in the south of England where it is relatively under represented compared to rivals.
Asda said in February it would invest 750 million pounds ($1.3 billion) in 2014 in store openings, extensions and refurbishments.
(Reporting by James Davey; editing by Paul Sandle)
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