Lidl has opened 100 stores in the US in the past three years. The German grocer’s growth in the US has gone above their original expectations and they plan to expand even more. Lidl is even investing $100 million to open distribution centers.
The brand has already begun their $100 million initiative, which will create more than 270 new full-time jobs. Most recently, Lidl announced the opening of a distribution center in Perryville, Maryland. There have also been two other distribution centers already opened in both Fredericksburg, VA and Durham, NC.
There has also been mention of a fourth center, announced in a press release by Lidl. The brand has planned to build a distribution center and headquarters in Covington, GA, but there has not been an official opening date disclosed.
“We look forward to breaking ground on Lidl’s fourth regional distribution center in the US and hiring hundreds of new team members in Georgia. This centrally-located facility will allow us to efficiently deliver outstanding quality products to our customers at the lowest possible prices and expand our network of stores across the region,” said Roman Heini, Lidl US Chairman.
With opening each of these distribution centers, store expansion in the US must be on the horizon for Lidl. These large facilities, once fully operational, can be capable of serving 1,500 stores or more.
Lidl operates more than 11,000 stores and is active in 32 countries, employing around 287,000 employees globally. Lidl offers 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 85 stores across nine east coast states. For more information, visit www.Lidl.com.