Aldi South Yorkshire centre announced

Aldi logo German supermarket chain Aldi reported a 124% increase in UK profits during 2012

Supermarket chain Aldi said it is to create around 400 jobs at its new regional base in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire.

The new site will incorporate a distribution centre and regional offices and is expected to open in 2015.

The German firm said it was starting to recruit staff this month.

The discount supermarket chain recently reported £157.9m of UK pre-tax profits for 2012, a rise of 124%.

In October, the company opened its 500th store in the UK.

Liam Rafferty, financial and administration director at Aldi, said: "The regional distribution centre at Goldthorpe will provide a hub for Aldi's growing portfolio of stores across South and West Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire."

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