Lidl will invest 85 million euros in the construction of a new warehouse in Parla (Madrid) to boost its expansion of stores in Madrid and the central area of Spain, as reported by the company in a statement.
For this, the supermarket chain has acquired a plot of about 150,000 sqm. Currently, it already has two warehouses in Alcalá de Henares and Pinto, which have a surface area of more than 90,000 square meters. From Pinto, it manages a significant part of its ‘e-commerce’ business for the ‘online’ sale of its own bazaar brands, where it has an area of 30,000 sqm.
Expansion in Madrid
The regional director of expansion of Lidl in Spain, Albert Lavín, has highlighted the "very significant" growth of the firm in Spain, but especially in the Community of Madrid. Only in 2021 the company plans to open a dozen stores in the Madrid community; the first two will open this month in the center of Madrid (calle Soria) and in Rivas Vaciamadrid. The chain already has a network of more than 70 establishments and more than 2,000 employees.
Investments in Barcelona
But the investment is not limited only to Madrid. A few months ago, Lidl rented a 28,500-sqm logistics platform in the Bajo Llobregat area to Segro, to strengthen its international operational capacity.
The supermarket chain plans to launch an important logistics hub for Southern Europe, measuring 67,000 sqm, in the Logistics Activities Zone (ZAL) of the Port of Barcelona, where Lidl already has another 30,000 sqm in operation.
Currently, the company is completing the works of a distribution center in Martorell (Baix Llobregat), where it has facilities of 65,000 sqm. The forecast is that this hub will be launched in 2021.