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Lidl announces plans for 17th regional distribution centre in UK

Lidl has announced the purchase of a 38-acre site in Leeds for a new regional distribution centre.

The new DC will be the company’s 17th in Great Britain and four more are planned. The new site will follow the construction of opening of already announced new regional distribution centres in Doncaster, Bolton, Peterborough and Luton. The Leeds RDCO will be around 60,000 sq m in size.

The latest announcement follows the opening of new RDCs in Exeter and Wednesbury last year.

Ingo Fischer, Lidl UK board director for expansion and development, said the latest RDC announcement formed part of the company’s long-term plans for growth in the UK. “As we continue to open new stores and serve more customers across the country, it’s important that we also continue to build foundations for the future. This latest investment joins a long line of Lidl warehouses set to open over the next seven years, which are all vital in supporting our growth,” he said.

The purchase of the site forms part of Lidl UK’s £1.45bn expansion investment in Great Britain across 2017-18. Lidl now has more than 720 stores nationwide since first launching in the UK in 1994.

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