30 new jobs provides a healthy boost for town
NUNEATON-based health food giant Holland & Barrett has announced plans to create 30 new jobs in the town.
The retailer will take on extra staff at its headquarters in Eliot Park, plus up to a further 40 workers across different departments in the business over the next six months.
This latest announcement follows a period of sustained commercial success for the company. In the past few months Holland & Barrett has celebrated a record six years of consecu tive growth and opened its 1,000th store in the Trafford Centre, Manchester.
Peter Aldis, chief executive of NBTY Europe, Holland & Barrett’s parent company, said: “The creation of these jobs reflects our continued growth and the significant investment we have made recently in UK expansion.
“A new generation of more health and fitness savvy consumers is driving increased footfall into our stores, and we have in particular seen an increase in demand for our ‘free-from’ food products as well as our ethical beauty ranges.”
Holland & Barrett is also looking to fill around 200 positions at stores nationwide. These latest roles have been created as the company moves to provide additional staffing hours to match its growing customer demand.
Carolyn McMenemie, director of HR at NBTY Europe, added: “As an equal opportunities employer, we strongly encourage all candidates who are passionate about health and wellbeing to apply for the positions advertised and take up this exciting opportunity to join our hard working and committed team.
“Successful applicants will benefit from a comprehensive training programme to ensure they are fully able to advise customers and answer questions on nutritional needs and the huge range of Holland & Barrett vitamins, minerals and supplements.”
Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones welcomed the news. He said: “I was very pleased to visit Holland & Barrett in Nuneaton to learn more about their business growth. Their expansion is extremely positive news.”
Peter Aldis, chief executive of NBTY Europe, Holland & Barrett’s parent company, and Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones