// Lidl’s new £70m Scottish warehouse, located in North Lanarkshire, has commenced operations
// It’s Lidl’s largest UK distributions centre to date
// Around 600 existing Lidl employees have relocated to the centre from Livingston, with scope for a further 250 jobs
// It will service the retailer’s 99 stores across Scotland, soon to be 100 within the coming months
Lidl has announced that 250 new jobs will be up for grabs after it officially commenced operations at its new £70 million Scottish distribution centre.
The new 629,688sq ft warehouse, Lidl’s largest in Great Britain, is a base for 600 employees who have relocated from Lidl’s existing distribution centre in Livingston.
The German discount grocer said the new warehouse will also have scope for a further 250 jobs.
- Lidl to create 500 new jobs amid Scottish expansion drive
- Lidl to open 10 new stores in Greater Manchester
- Lidl’s £500m London expansion to create 1500 jobs
Located at Eurocentral, North Lanarkshire, the new distribution centre will support Lidl’s growing store estate across Scotland.
The retailer already has 99 shops across Scotland, with its landmark 100th store set to open by the end of the year.
The comes after Lidl announced in July that it plans to open 12 new stores across Scotland over the next three years.
“We’re very excited to be celebrating the opening of our new Eurocentral distribution centre, which represents a pivotal moment in our ambitious growth plans across Scotland,” Lidl Scottish regional director Ross Millar said.
“The warehouse underlines our commitment to creating more jobs for Scotland and I’d like to extend my thanks to both store and warehouse colleagues, who’ve worked so hard to get us to where we are today.”
Lidl has experienced continued growth in Scotland over the years, currently sourcing over 300 products from 60 Scottish suppliers.
Elsewhere in the UK, the grocer plans to open four new warehouses by 2025 in Bolton, Peterborough, Luton and Leeds.