Dunelm to create 70 jobs at new warehouse complex


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Leicester-based homewares giant Dunelm is set to move into its new Daventry warehouse at Prologis RFI DIRFT this December, creating up to 70 new jobs by the end of January. The new site will help the retailer meet customer demand ahead of the festive period and then from January will be become a key in the growth of Dunelm’s furniture business and providing better delivery service levels. Dunelm has taken a 10-year lease on the new logistics building.

Tom Price, capital deployment and leasing director at Prologis UK, said: “We’ve worked with Dunelm for a long time, and seeing this project come to completion is testament to the strength of our relationship.

The new facility will be pivotal in helping the business further grow its online retail operations and create a significant number of jobs for the local area. “DIRFT continues to be an incredibly popular prospect for businesses looking to harness the power of multimodal freight and further extensions to the site will provide even more opportunities for businesses which want to strengthen their presence in the golden triangle.” Richard Street, supply chain development director, Dunelm Group, said: “Our new DIRFT warehouse facility is an important move for Dunelm – not only is the location excellent for better serving our customer needs but the new site will make a significant contribution to our improving our environmental footprint.”

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