Discount supermarket chain Aldi has laid out plans for two more regional DCs as it continues to increase its presence in the UK. It is seeking permission to develop both a 58,634m² RDC in Sawley, Leicestershire, and a 62,427m² site on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. This follows approval for a similar RDC in Cardiff last autumn. Each of the two proposed sites will provide ambient, chilled and frozen storage and are expected to serve between 100-120 supermarkets in their […]
Lidl has bought a 43.7 acres of land for a regional distribution centre as part of a push to expand its presence in the North West.
The Co-operative Group has appointed Adrian Buxton as general manager at its new £20m food distribution depot in Avonmouth, which is due to open later this year. Buxton, who previously managed the group’s 320,000ft² composite DC in Thurrock, Essex, will head up the new RDC, near Bristol, which will employ up to 900 staff. He joined The Co-operative in an administrative role in 1979, before working his way up to managing food stores and moving across to logistics. Prior to […]
The Co-operative Group has taken delivery of 330 new Carrier Transicold refrigeration units to coincide with the final stage of development at its RDC in Andover, Hampshire. The order includes 171 Supra 950 multi-temperature systems mounted to 18- and 26-tonne Scania rigids, and 159 Vector 1850 units fitted to Gray & Adams refrigerated trailers. The units will join a “full-strength fleet” at the Co-op’s 467,000ft² Andover facility, which opened in July 2011 and handles 1.3 million cases of fresh, frozen, […]