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£30m distribution centre opened by Sainsbury at Thameside

wantspacegotspace.co.uk - £30m distribution centre opened by Sainsbury at ThamesideSainsbury opened its new 250,000 sq ft Thameside distribution centre Together with Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, sets to create 600 jobs on full operations.

The £30 million facility ,located in the South East, hopes to support the growth of 200 of the retailer’s convenience stores from London to Brighton. Sainsbury also recently announced plans to open 50 new stores by 2014, which itself is set to create more than 1,000 local jobs as they accelerate the expansion of its convenience store network in these areas.

As part of its sustainability targets, the new site’s general waste, including paper, cardboard and plastic, will be either recycled or put to positive use, such as being turned into fuel. According to John Rogers, Sainsbury’s chief financial officer, Customers like to shop little to save money and reduce food waste.

Sainsbury is meeting these trends and the team at Thameside are perfectly placed to support the growth of the store. Operated in partnership as part of the venture, Wincanton will now be responsible for managing the logistics operation for the majority of Sainsbury’s Local stores across London.

Posted by The Editor (wantspacegotspace) on 19th August 2013

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