British retailer Tesco is going to set up a new 11,000 square meter (120,000 square foot) warehouse, to support its convenience format, One Stop.
The new West Yorkshire centre will supply 200 stores in northern England, making 600 deliveries per week and is due to open in June 2013.
The retailer plans for the depot to eventually serve up to 500 stores.
A franchise model for independent retailers has been piloted for the One Stop banner, with a trial of between 6 and 10 stores planned.
26 One Stop branches were opened in the year to 23 February. (2 May)
© 2013 - ESM: European Supermarket Magazine by Kevin Kelly