Sainsbury's Opens Major London Fulfilment Centre
UK retailer Sainsbury's has opened a new fulfillment centre to cater for increased online grocery orders in London, which the retailer said will double over the next eight years.
The new facility, in Bromley-by-Bow, has been described as a 'a milestone in the retailer’s plans to help customers in London shop whenever and wherever they want'.
The site is 185,000 square feet in size and has the capacity to fulfill 25,000 customer orders per week.
“Operating day and night, this state-of-the-art centre, with its cutting edge technology will enable us to handle exceptional volumes at high speed," commented Clodagh Moriarty, Sainsbury's director of online.
“The additional capacity provided by the centre means that, working with our 30 London stores that pick online orders, we’ll be able to keep up with demand for our service in London, which we expect to double over the next eight years.”
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