Thursday, January 28, 2021

Lidl’s new Scottish distribution centre to create 360 new jobs

Lidl has won planning approval from North Lanarkshire Council for a new regional distribution centre, which is expected to create up to 360 jobs.

Located at Eurocentral on Coddington Crescent at the end of the M8, the grocer will also relocate its 400-strong workforce from Livingston, West Lothian, to the new site off which the firm secured in 2016.

Construction at the 624,306sq ft hub near Glasgow is expected to begin in six months and will replace Lidl’s current Scottish headquarters.

The new regional distribution centre will enable Lidl to provide support for its 92 stores, create more local job opportunities and compliment the discount grocer‘s expansion and investment in Scotland.

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“We have worked very closely with North Lanarkshire Council since 2016 and are greatly encouraged by the committee’s decision at today’s committee meeting,” Lidl Scotland managing director Ross Millar said.

“Our new [distribution centre] not only signifies an investment in our own infrastructure and workforce, but also highlights our wider ambitions within Scotland as Lidl UK continues to experience incredible growth.

“Our expansion could not be possible without being able to recruit the right people and I am equally proud that we were the first supermarket to pay the living wage rate as set by the Living Wage Foundation.”

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