Lidl recently announced a new $100 million regional distribution center located in Covington, Georgia—a facility that will serve as a regional headquarters to the surrounding area, which will ensure the grocer's operations can keep pace with its growth plans in the region. The new facility is set to take up 925,000 square feet and is expected to generate 270 full-time jobs over the next five years.
“We look forward to breaking ground on Lidl’s fourth regional distribution center in the U.S. and hiring hundreds of new team members in Georgia,” Chairman Roman Heini said. “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. We thank Governor Brian Kemp and local leaders for their tremendous support during this process.”
Lidl operates four stores in Georgia, located in Augusta, Mableton, Marietta, and Snellville, according to a press release. The retailer originally had considered Cartersville as the site for the new facility, but pivoted its focus to Covington, a city that is more centralized for Lidl’s entire store network in Georgia and its future growth plans.
"I am grateful for Lidl’s investment in Georgia and the tremendous opportunities that it will create for hardworking Georgians in Newton County,” said Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp. “Our logistics infrastructure puts domestic and international markets within arm’s reach, and leading brands from around the world are taking notice. As the No. 1 State for Business for seven years running, Georgia’s ability to support international companies looking to expand their U.S. footprint is unmatched.”
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