Lidl opens new RDC in Doncaster

Date : 06 February 2019

Lidl UK is opening its thirteenth and largest regional distribution centre in Doncaster.

It is investing £70 million in the new warehouse in Doncaster which will be its largest in the UK at 624,300 square feet. The new facility is predicted to process around 4,000 pallets a day, and deliver to 53 stores across South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Midlands initially.

Tsvetelina Butrakova, Lidl UK Regional Director for Doncaster, said: “We’re extremely excited to mark the start of the year with the opening of our Doncaster distribution centre, which plays an essential role in enabling us to meet growing customer demand for Lidl products.”

Supporting new store openings

Lidl opened a store in Rossington recently and plans to open new stores in Rotherham, Chesterfield, Nottingham and Mapplewell by the end of the year. The new site will service these stores.

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Rapid expansion

The Doncaster site will be the third to open in the last two years and there are plans for four further DCs by 2025, as well as a replacement for its Livingston warehouse to a new site near Motherwell. It has committed to invest £1.45 billion in the UK, with 740 stores in the UK, and plans for 50 new store per year.

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