Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Bakery chain Greggs eyes new sites to increase manufacturing and logistics capacity

British 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.

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our news site - please take a moment to read this important message:

As you know, our aim is to bring you, the reader, an editorially led news site and magazine but journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them.

With the Covid-19 pandemic having a major impact on our industry as a whole, the advertising revenues we normally receive, which helps us cover the cost of our journalists and this website, have been drastically affected.

As such we need your help. If you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs just £31.50 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

As a subscriber, you will have unlimited access to our web site and magazine. You'll also be offered VIP invitations to our events, preferential rates to all our awards and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Just click here to subscribe and in the meantime may I wish you the very best.

Latest news

Related news

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.