German discounter Lidl is growing its presence in Scotland. According to the BBC, the retailer has recently opened a new 58,500 m2 Scottish distribution centre in North Lanarkshire costing £70 million. The warehouse is Lidl’s largest in the UK and will serve the company’s 99 stores in Scotland. The investment means that around 600 employees have relocated from Livingston to the Eurocentral centre, with scope for a further 250 jobs in the near future. A press release issued by Lidl said, “This new centre represents a pivotal moment in our ambitious growth plans across Scotland.” Earlier this year, the retailer announced that it plans to open a further 12 stores in Scotland over the next three years in Dundee, East Kilbride, Cowdenbeath, Larkhall and Dumbarton.
Photo: BBC News