Lidl Acquires Belvedere Site As Part Of Warehouse Extension Plans
Lidl has purchased a 10,890 square foot site in Belvedere, Greater London as part of its warehouse extension plans, according to reports.
The new site will operate alongside the retailer's current 312,153 square food distribution centre at the site, which currently employs 332 people, Retail Gazette reported.
The acquisition will enable the discounter to almost double its capacity from the distribution centre.
"In addition to opening new warehouses, we have a development programme in place to strengthen our existing operations,” said Ingo Fischer, chief development officer, Lidl. “This will ensure that we are able to provide continued support to our current store network, whilst putting the infrastructure in place for future growth."
“In the last year we have opened our new distribution centres in Avonmouth and Doncaster, and are at the final stages of construction on our new distribution centre for Scotland.” he added.
The 332 current employees working in the distribution centre are employed in logistics, supply chain, property and administration functions.
According to Retail Gazette, the extension plans will be provide Lidl with the capacity to increase its workforce further in the future.
Belvedere is one of 13 Lidl distribution centres that the retailer operates across England, Scotland and Wales.
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