Bidfood is to open two new depots in 2023 as part of a wider plan to strengthen its existing 24-strong depot network and offer customers a truly local service.
The first of the new sites will be in Glasgow. The 90,000 sq ft site will cover the West of Scotland and is set to open in early spring.
The second site is in Bedfordshire and aims to commence trading in the autumn. At 160,000 sq ft, it will be one of the company’s largest sites to date and it will enable the wholesaler to strengthen its service across the South East of England.
Both new depots have been designed with the latest state-of-the-art systems, technology and fittings to support Bidfood in reducing its carbon footprint.
Mark Wood, chief operating officer at Bidfood, said: “This is a really exciting time for the business, as we continue to grow our infrastructure to strengthen our support for customers.
“Both sites will enable us to operate from a high quality and modern facility which will alleviate pressure on existing depots in Scotland and the South East, as well as serve the communities in which they operate by providing jobs to local people.”
A third additional depot – in the Midlands – has also been commissioned; however, this will not be active until 2024.
Bidfood’s network of depots across the UK means that the majority of its depot teams are no more than 80 miles away from their customers.Published Date: January 11, 2023