Harrods opens new distribution centre in Berkshire


Harrods opens new distribution centre in Berkshire to serve Knightsbridge and airport stores.

According to the BBC, the new centre will create more than 100 jobs at its new centre on Mill Lane in Thatcham. The centre will become the historic department store’s sole UK distribution base, set to sustain the retailer’s growth for the next 25 years.

Harrods managing director Michael Ward officially opened the centre on Monday with Thatcham town mayor John Boyd.

Speaking to the BBC, Harrods distribution and supply chain director Dawson Parker said that after a long search, the site would be an ideal base.

"There's excellent transport links to the M4, the M3, the A4 and the A30," he said.

"We need those in order to go into Knightsbridge to our main store and also to our popular airport locations.

"Thatcham also has a great reputation for an outstanding workforce and we were delighted to be able to tap into that."

Harrods recruited half of its new workforce locally, whilst a number of existing Harrods employees relocated from their previous base in London.

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