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Lidl Reveals First U.S. Locations to Open June 15th

Lidl Reveals First U.S. Locations to Open June 15th

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017


As those of us on the U.S. side of the pond await Lidl’s American debut with baited breath, the popular European retailer has released further plans for its grand openings. Kicking off on June 15, Lidl US will open doors across nine stores with a grand opening lasting four days.

Brendan Proctor, President and CEO, Lidl US“We cannot wait to open our first U.S. stores and introduce customers to grocery shopping refreshed, retooled, and rethought to make life better,” said Brendan Proctor, President and CEO, Lidl US. “Every day in our stores, customers will enjoy the smell of Lidl’s freshly baked breads, a selection of sustainable products like our certified fresh and frozen fish, and top-quality wines from around the world available at market-beating prices. Our mission every day is to deliver our customers less complexity, lower prices, better choices, and greater confidence.” 

Lidl's trajectory for growth in the U.S.

Lidl US will mark its entrance into our own buy-side markets with nine stores opening across Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. According to a press release, each store will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:40 a.m. local time, with games, activities, prizes, and specials planned throughout the weekend for consumers. 

The locations for the stores to be part of the grand opening specials are as follows: 

  • Kinston, NC – 4050 W Vernon Ave
  • Greenville, NC – 1800 East Fire Tower Rd
  • Sanford, NC – 3209 NC 87 South
  • Rocky Mount, NC – 940 N Wesleyan Blvd
  • Winston-Salem, NC – 3315 Sides Branch Rd
  • Spartanburg, SC – 8180 Warren H Abernathy Hwy
  • Greenville, SC – 2037 Wade Hampton Boulevard
  • Virginia Beach, VA – 6196 Providence Rd
  • Hampton, VA – 2000 W Mercury Blvd 

The global retailer plans to enthrall U.S. consumers with it simple and efficient approach to grocery shopping. The company also confirmed earlier speculation that it will offer high-quality goods and groceries at up to 50 percent less than other supermarkets. 

Exterior of Lidl US store

Lidl stated that the following qualities can also be expected from the chain’s U.S. stores: 

  • Newly constructed facilities with an easy-to-shop layout of 20,000-square-feet and only six aisles
  • Organic and gluten-free options, which includes fruit and vegetables
  • Exclusive brand products that will make up 90 percent of items
  • Surprises in an ever-changing selection of non-food products available in stores for a limited time
  • Healthy and sustainable options
  • Fresh baked goods, daily
  • Accessible store hours Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lidl released further plans in a series of new videos. The retailer plans to keep prices low and quality high by packing its product in boxes, and inspecting perishables throughout the supply chain. Lidl US will also feature Fresh 5 promotions twice a week, with other specials launching weekly. 

As June 15 approaches, count on Deli Market News for all the latest in Lidl US updates.

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