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Brexit prompts JD Sports to open Dublin DC

[ April 13, 2021   //   ]

JD Sports is to open a 65,000 sq ft warehouse near Dublin to handle its Irish business in the wake of Brexit, reports the BBC.

The retailed says that goods imported from Asia now incur tariffs when they are distributed on from the UK to its stores across Europe.

To deal with this it has already opened a warehouse in Belgium but JDS says it needs a specific facility for Ireland.

The facility will become operational in the second half of this year.

It is also considering a bigger facility elsewhere in the EU from which it would process all EU online orders.