// Aldi opens £50m warehouse in Kent
// 400 jobs created in the south east
// Aldi’s 645,834sq ft warehouse will serve around 60 stores
Aldi has just opened a £50 million distribution centre in Kent which will create 400 new jobs.
The German grocer’s 645,834sq ft warehouse on the Isle of Sheppey will facilitate its store expansion network in the south east by serving around 60 stores.
According to research firm Kantar Worldpanel, Aldi is the fastest growing supermarket and has plans to open 130 stores in London, Brighton and Deal by 2020.
Meanwhile, the discount retailer reported its best Christmas trading period in 2018 with sales of nearly £1 billion in December.
“The new Sheppey distribution centre significantly increases our capacity and allows us to open more stores across the Southeast to cater for the growing number of shoppers switching to Aldi,” Isle of Sheppey distribution centre managing director Ben Shotter said.