Lidl Unveils Plans for a $100M GA Facility

The news comes as the German grocer already announced four new store openings in July, two of them being located in Virginia and the other two in North Carolina.

Lidl intends to open roughly 100 stores along the East Coast, creating a total of 5,000 jobs.
Lidl intends to open roughly 100 stores along the East Coast, creating a total of 5,000 jobs.

Lidl revealed that the company intends to invest $100 million in a new distribution center that will also incorporate the company’s regional headquarters in Cartersville, Ga. Through this investment, the firm will create 250 new direct jobs over the next five years. By next summer, the retail giant intends to open roughly 100 stores along the East Coast, creating a total of 5,000 jobs.

A Gateway to Expansion

The Cartersville facility will be Lidl’s fourth regional headquarters and distribution center, following the ones in Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland. Lidl’s U.S. headquarters are in Arlington, Md. and the company now operates more than 10,000 stores in 28 countries.

Georgia is a gateway to the Southeastern market and beyond, providing innovative retail leaders such as Lidl the logistics infrastructure needed to support a growing customer base. We value Lidl’s investment and share in the company’s vision for future growth,” Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal, said in prepared remarks. Although Lidl is known as a discount grocer which focuses on stores with a small footprint, the chain is marketing itself in the U.S. as the place for top quality items at the lowest price.

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