As part of its ongoing expansion along the East Coast, Lidl US announced May 17 its plans to open 25 new stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia by spring of 2020. By the end of next year, Lidl expects to operate more than 100 stores and create more than 1,000 new jobs in nine states.
“We are committed to long-term growth in the United States and always strive to locate in the most convenient locations for our shoppers,” said Johannes Fieber, CEO of Lidl US, based in Arlington, Virginia. “These new stores are part of the next steps in our U.S. expansion. Over the next year, we are excited to introduce more customers to Lidl’s award-winning quality, reliably low prices, and convenient shopping experience.”
As part of the chain’s strategy to operate “in the most convenient locations,” Lidl also will close two stores in Rockingham and Kinston, North Carolina, this summer. All employees there will be given the opportunity to relocate and work at other Lidl stores.
Earlier in the week, Lidl announced it will hold a hiring event to fill around 100 new positions at its regional headquarters and distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina.
The stores that will open on the East Coast over the next year include the company’s first stores on Long Island, which will open in early 2020.
The grand opening dates of the individual stores will be announced over the coming months.
These are the stores to open:
Lidl operates about 10,500 stores in 29 countries, offering customers the highest quality fresh produce, meat, bakery items and a wide array of household products at the lowest possible prices. Lidl first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia, in June 2015, and today sells its award-winning products in more than 65 stores across nine East Coast states.