Dutch online supermarket Picnic has raised 250 million euros to build an automated distribution centre, that should be able to provide 150,000 families with groceries every week.
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German internet company Zalando is about to build a new mega-distribution centre in Bleiswijk in the Netherlands. The project will yield 1500 jobs and involves an investment of 200 million euros.
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Albert Heijn has announced a fifth distribution centre for online orders. Home delivery is quickly becoming more popular at ah.nl, and so the new centre will constructed in Amsterdam, creating about 1000 jobs.
Alibaba has chosen the Belgian city of Liège as the home of its logistics hub. Despite a late diplomatic challenge by the Netherlands, the first flights from China have arrived in Belgium just after the major sales event of Singles' Day.
American online retailer Amazon has unfolded plans for a new distribution center in the German city of Mönchengladbach. It will be located near the Dutch and Belgian border and most likely be used to service these markets.
Lidl will open a new distribution center in Venlo, which will cater its web shop’s customer base. The distribution center is not a Lidl Netherlands project, but apparently an international project.
Dutch store chain Action has opened its first German distribution center near Mannheim, which will handle the entire supply chain for Germany, Austria and part of France.
A new distribution center for Belgian store chain Casa is also the launch of its new strategy Casa 20.20, designed to help the chain grow once more.
Web shop vidaXL has announced the construction of a 100,000 sqm distribution center in Venlo and at the same, its web shop network will be opened for other parties.
American shoe brand Skechers completed the fourth phase of its European distribution center expansion. Located in Liège, the distribution center is now 98,500 sqm, up a third.
Sports brand Nike opened its new Belgian distribution center, not only designed to be more efficient but also more sustainable. This distribution center will take care of everything related to Nike.com, Nike retail and its wholesale partners in Europe.