Lidl is recruiting for over 1,500 warehouse workers as it submits plans for new RDC in Leeds
Lidl is to recruit over 1,500 warehouse team members across its existing regional distribution centre and has also announced plans to build a new warehouse on a 35-acre site in Leeds.
The retailer has submitted plans to Leeds City Council for a 54,000 square metre building which will create over 400 jobs once fully operational.
Over the last five years, Lidl has opened four regional distribution centres in Motherwell, Peterborough, Doncaster and a second site in Belvedere. It is also working to open its largest distribution centre to date in Luton which will create 1,500 jobs.
Richard Taylor, chief development officer at Lidl GB, said: “Our ambitious warehouse plans demonstrate our commitment to investing not only in our distribution network but the country as a whole. An RDC in Leeds would be a great addition to the north, while we continue to keep a lookout for new sites in the south.
“In the last five years we have opened over 240,000 square metres of warehouse space and invested over £700 million, but we need more space and people to help us meet our growth targets. We’ve built an impressive store portfolio across the country and our vision to have over 1,100 stores in Great Britain remains unchanged.”
With more than 960 stores and 31,000 employees, Lidl is planning further expansion across the UK throughout 2023.
Ryan McDonnell, chief executive of Lidl GB, said: “Demand for Lidl has never been higher as more and more people realise they can make significant savings on every shop without compromising on quality. Our success is dependent on the amazing work that colleagues do and we’re looking forward to welcoming thousands more throughout 2023.
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