Lidl Announces Opening Date for U.S. Stores

The company is opening supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. By the summer of 2018, Lidl plans to operate 100 stores across the East Coast, creating 5,000 jobs.

Grocery chain Lidl will open its first U.S. stores on June 15. The company has unveiled the locations of 20 supermarkets opening this summer in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Plans call for a total of 100 stores in operation across the East Coast by the summer of 2018, which will create 5,000 jobs. 

Shoppers of the new Lidl stores can expect 20,000-square-foot newly constructed facilities that will offer six aisles, with freshly baked goods, sustainable food options, including organic and gluten free, as well as an exclusive Lidl brand with weekly promotions on non-food products. Store hours will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday. 

“We are excited to open our first stores in the United States in a few short weeks,” said Brendan Proctor, president & CEO of Lidl US, in prepared remarks. “Lidl is grocery shopping refreshed, retooled and rethought to make life better for all our customers. From our selection of sustainable products like our certified fresh and frozen seafood to top-quality wines from around the world available at market-beating prices, our team puts extra effort and attention into each product we put on our shelves.  When customers shop at Lidl, they will experience less complexity, lower prices, better choices and greater confidence.”

Lidl currently operates 10,000 stores in 27 countries throughout Europe. The company first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia in June 2015. Since then, it has announced regional headquarters and distribution centers in Spotsylvania County, Virginia; Alamance County, North Carolina and Cecil County, Maryland.

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