Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Greggs eyes East Midlands sites to increase manufacturing and logistics capacity

Bakery chain Greggs has its eye set on two new sites in the East Midlands to increase its manufacturing and logistics capacity.

In a trading update Greggs said: “In order to support the longer-term growth potential of the business we are…progressing with the development of two new sites in the Midlands which are expected to be operational in late 2026 / early 2027.”

Greggs has entered into an agreement for lease on a site at SmartParc SEGRO Derby for a facility that will be the focus of its increased manufacturing capacity needs whilst also supporting expansion of its logistics network capacity.

The landlord is currently constructing the building, following which Greggs will develop and install the first phase of manufacturing and logistics equipment through 2025 and 2026.

Meanwhile, negotiations are progressing on the purchase of land in the Corby/Kettering area, where Greggs will develop a National Distribution Centre for chilled and ambient goods.

This site will significantly extend its logistics capacity across the network to circa 3,500 shops and deliver efficiencies through semi-automated storage and picking solutions. Greggs aims to exchange contracts on the purchase of the land in the coming months.

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