// Aldi opens its 11th UK distribution centre in East Midlands, creating 400 new jobs
// £64m facility in Sawley, Derbyshire will serve Aldi’s growing customer base in the region
// Aldi also extends its store openings target to 1200 stores across the UK by the end of 2025
Aldi has just opened its newest and largest distribution centre in Sawley, Derbyshire, providing jobs for more 400 local residents.
The £64 million site, which spans over 600,000sq ft, is Aldi’s 11th UK distribution centre and will serve the German grocer’s growing customer base across the East Midlands.
The facility is part of Aldi’s planned £1 billion investment in new stores, store upgrades and improving its distribution capabilities.
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The warehouse will also act as a new hub for the region, employing more than 400 people and serving over 80 stores.
“Our new Sawley distribution centre significantly increases our capacity and allows us to open even more stores across the East Midlands to cater for the growing number of shoppers switching to Aldi,” Aldi UK chief executive Giles Hurley said.
“Although some of our newest and most popular stores are situated in the East Midlands, there are still many towns and cities where we have a limited presence or none at all.
“This is something that we are looking to address in the coming years.”
Aldi, which now operates more than 850 stores across the UK, said it attracted 1 million new customers last year.