SUPERMARKET chain Aldi said it is to create around 400 jobs at its new regional base.

The new site at Goldthorpe 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 £157.9million of UK pre-tax profits for 2012, a rise of 124 per cent.

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."