Français Néerlandais Japonais Chinois Allemand Espagnol Portugais

Gifi to set up distribution hub near Douai

12 Aug 2013 | Investment, Mobility

The leading first-price non food retailer for the home and family in France Gifi has announced plans to build a new 72,000 sq m distribution center near Douai. The facility is scheduled to open in early 2015 and will create 200-250 jobs.

Gifi - distribution hub -retailer for the home - warehouse -  Lille Region

The Douai region has become a magnet for retail logistics, with Gifi’s new warehouse a stone’s throw from Amazon’s. Measuring 72,000 sq m, the new facility will handle 145 trucks a day, supplying all group stores across the northern part of France. Gifi plans to add around 100 stores in France—raising the total from 400 to over 500—and has chosen a strategic crossroads for its new logistics hub. With a highway network and regional ports within easy reach, the Douai region was the ideal choice for this ambitious new platform—a €35 million investment that will eventually create between 200 and 250 jobs.


Source :
GIFI / Voix du Nord 

Back to news

News

Verescence: a €60M investment in Hauts-de-France

London-based Stirling Square acquired a stake in the company at the start of the year, invest-ing €122M in the Verescence 2022 project. €60M of this is destined for its historic Mers-les-Bains site in...

Hauts-de-France a winner in first ever Choose France Awards

Hauts-de-France won the prize for “regional attractiveness” at the first ever Choose France Awards, organised by Business France in Paris, on November 21.

All news