Lidl to Invest $100M in Maryland Facility

The German retailer’s regional headquarters and distribution center will serve as the base for the company’s U.S. launch.
The Principio Business Park area in Perryville, Md., with Perryville Cold Storage and GE on the left and Restoration Hardware on the right

The Principio Business Park area in Perryville, Md., with Perryville Cold Storage and GE on the left and Restoration Hardware on the right.

Baltimore—European discount retailer Lidl will invest $100 million in a Cecil County, Md., facility that will create 100 full-time jobs over the next three years, the office of  Gov.  Larry Hogan recently announced. According to Supermarket News, this is Lidl’s third announced U.S. center.

The new regional headquarters/distribution facility will be located in the Principio Business Park and will act as a base for the German company’s planned expansion. With its national headquarters in Virginia’s Arlington County, Lidl hopes to open the first U.S. stores no later than 2018. The Perryville, Md., property will have approximately 754,000 square feet, Cecil Daily reported.

“This facility is an important step in building an efficient infrastructure (…) We selected Cecil County not only because it offers a central location for our distribution network, but also because it will be a great place for our employees to work and live,” Brendan Proctor, president & CEO of Lidl U.S., said in a statement.

The company’s regional base within the Principio Business Park will be located along a very dense industrial corridor, with nearby facilities over 1 million square feet including W.L. Gore & Associates, Restoration Hardware, GE Appliances and Ikea. The business park is located 51 miles from Baltimore, 58 miles from Philadelphia and 85 miles from Washington, D.C.

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