Asda welcomes new staff as Netto store closes

NRHNBE110921c1, Asda supermarket, Langley Mill. Former netto staff start work, seen with Lyndsay Newmarch general store manager and Kerry Ridings poeple services manager.
NRHNBE110921c1, Asda supermarket, Langley Mill. Former netto staff start work, seen with Lyndsay Newmarch general store manager and Kerry Ridings poeple services manager.

TEN employees from the former Netto store in Langley Mill started new jobs.

The group is now working for supermarket giant Asda, which bought out the Netto chain of stores — a total of 200 — in the UK earlier this year.

It shut down the Langley Mill Netto because of the close proximity to the Asda store on Wesley Street.

All of the 11 staff employed by Netto were offered the chance to take up jobs at the new Asda.

Ten of them opted to switch, one took voluntary redundancy.

The ten staff are Nicola Clifton, Laura Carter, Susan Short, Derek Plumridge, Tracey Buttery, Lynne Daniel, Laurence Berreford, Angela Moran, Karen Cope and Anders Fielding. They have stepped into various roles at the store. One is going into the butcher’s department, while another will work in the George clothing section.

They started work on Wednesday, September 21, when they were welcomed by the general store manager Lyndsey Newmarch and people services manager Kerry Ridings.