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Greggs To Create 600 Jobs With New Warehouse Launch

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Greggs is to establish a new frozen production and logistics facility in Derby which will create up to 600 jobs.

The 23-acre centre at SmartParc SEGRO Derby is expected to be fully operational by 2026.

The move aligns with the company’s aim to expand to over 3,000 stores nationwide. 

The purpose-built facility will enhance manufacturing capacity for Greggs' products.

It will include new sweet and savoury production lines, and will also manage logistics for frozen storage. 

Greggs has partnered with Swisslog, a logistics automation firm, to implement a fully automated robotic shop order-picking and distribution solution.

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The centre will allow further investments to support future category growth, innovation, and development. 

This includes the potential addition of new production lines to meet increasing volume demands.

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The site will feature several sustainable technologies and practices, including an onsite shared Energy Centre that recycles heat from refrigeration plants, a rainwater harvesting system, photovoltaic (PV) panels, electric vehicle (EV) charging points, and secure bike storage to help reduce local emissions.

Greggs CEO Roisin Currie, said: “We are delighted to announce our new state-of-the-art facility at SmartParc SEGRO Derby. 

“This purpose-built site offers significant flexibility to add new capabilities and lines as our business evolves.

“This is a significant step in our supply chain investment and will provide much-needed manufacturing and logistics support to power our ambitious growth plans.”

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