Greggs opens new distribution centre

By Matt Atherton contact

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Greggs opens new distribution centre in Enfield
Greggs opens new distribution centre in Enfield

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High-street baker Greggs has opened a new 4,645m2 distribution centre in Enfield, which it said would improve efficiency and increase delivery capacity.

The facility was refurbished from a previous owner, and extended and redesigned by project management firm Clegg Food Projects. Greggs said the new distribution centre would be used for delivering bakery ingredients to its stores in the south, as well as other shop goods, including coffee cups and paper bags.

The new facility, which is already up and running, marked the 19th​ project for Greggs and Clegg Food Projects.

Already up and running

Clegg Food Projects business development director John Moxon said: “We’ve been working with Greggs for more than 15 years, and delivered projects across the UK from Glasgow down to the south east.

“The distribution centre at Enfield has been developed from an existing distribution facility that has been extended, altered and refurbished to meet Greggs’s needs and marks our 19th​ project with the food-on-the-go retailer.

“It’s been a significant project for Greggs and a significant project for us, long may our relationship continue.”

‘A significant project for Greggs’

The facility’s opening meant Greggs was the latest to announce a new distribution centre in the UK this year. Discount retailer Lidl revealed in August​ that it could be creating up to 100 jobs, after it announced plans to build a new facility in Lanarkshire, Scotland.

Meanwhile, potato supplier Branston reopened its facility in Lincolnshire in October​, after it embarked on a £5M extension to reduce food waste. The factory extension created 20 new jobs.

Greggs’s new distribution centre – at a glance

  • New distribution centre opened in Enfield
  • Facility used for delivering bakery ingredients and shop consumables to shops in the south
  • Worked with project management firm Clegg Food Projects

Related topics: Supply Chain, Bakery

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