Lidl chooses Zaragoza for major logistics hub in southern Europe
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Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain, has selected Zaragoza in north-eastern Spain as the location for its new logistics hub serving south-western Europe, reports heraldo.es.
The company has acquired a 200,000-square-meter plot in the Zaragoza Logistics Platform, PlaZa, where it plans to construct a warehouse spanning up to 100,000 square meters.
This hub, anticipated to be operational within four years, will be Lidl’s largest in southern Europe, supplying stores in Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy with non-food products like textiles, DIY equipment, and toys.
The investment in the project, estimated at €100 million by industry sources, aligns with Lidl’s strategic goal of fortifying its supply chain between Asia and Europe.
According to a report by the European Supermarket Magazine, the decision to establish the hub in Zaragoza stems from the city’s perceived significance as a strategic location for Lidl’s southern European operations and is part of the company’s broader efforts to expand further in the region.
Last year, Lidl launched Tailwind Shipping Lines, an initiative aimed at addressing global supply chain disruptions. Tailwind is currently expanding its services to third parties, operating eight cargo ships on routes connecting China, Bangladesh and Europe, with a focus on reducing costs to benefit Lidl consumers.