Lidl GB has announced that it is recruiting over 1,500 warehouse colleagues across its existing regional distribution centre network, while confirming plans to build a new RDC on a 35-acre site in Gildersome, Leeds. The plans submitted to Leeds City Council for a 54,000m2 build represent a significant investment. The discounter estimates this new RDC would create over 400 job opportunities if approved and once fully operational.

“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,” said Richard Taylor, Chief Development Officer, Lidl GB.

Over the last five years Lidl GB’s focus on regional operational expansion has been unprecedented, opening four RDCs including Motherwell, Peterborough, Doncaster and a second site in Belvedere. These three sites have collectively created over 1,400 jobs for people up and down the country.

“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,” added Ryan McDonnell, Chief Executive Officer, Lidl GB.

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