BRADFORDSHIRE: German discount retailer Lidl has announced plans to open a massive new warehouse in Luton that will create up to 1,000 jobs.
The group on Monday said that the new warehouse will be around a million square feet, making it double the size of any of Lidl’s warehouses in the UK.
It will manage the supply and distribution of both food and non-food items to Lidl stores in and around the M25. Lidl aims to open five new London stores over the next two months, including in Shepherds Bush, Walthamstow Central, South Ruislip, Hornchurch and Rosehill. The new warehouse will support those stores.
“As more London households choose to shop at Lidl we are committed to the continued investment in our operations and infrastructure to support our growth,” said Ingo Fischer, Lidl’s board director for expansion and development in the UK.
“With five new stores opening in the next two months alone, and further store expansion and development plans in place for the Greater London area across the new financial year and beyond, this new warehouse is vital in supporting our ambitious expansion plans in and around the M25,” he said.