Lidl set to open 100th U.S. store

Milestone marks rapid expansion of Lidl US business

 

Russell Redman, Supermarket News

May 21, 2020

 

Next week, hard discount grocer Lidl plans to open its 100th U.S. location in Suwanee, Ga.

 

Plans call for Lidl to hold a soft opening at the Suwanee store — with no ribbon cutting — to maintain social distancing for customers and employees. In line with the company’s coronavirus safety measures, the store will operate under adjusted hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Sunday.

 

“Next week’s opening represents an important milestone in our mission to deliver outstanding quality products at the lowest possible prices to our customers in the United States,” Roman Heini, chairman of Arlington, Va.-based Lidl US, said in a statement. “We plan to continue to build new stores, ramp up our hiring efforts and expand our network of distribution centers to reach even more customers in the years ahead. We look forward to forging new and strong relationships with everyone who helps make our journey possible.”

 

Including the Suwanee store, located at 2985 Peachtree Parkway, Lidl now has six stores in Georgia employing more than 200 workers. Last week, on May 13, the Lidl held a soft opening for a new store at 5270 Peachtree Parkway NW in in Peachtree Corners, Ga., the chain’s second location in Gwinnett County. The company also is building a regional distribution center in Covington, Ga., which will create 270 new full-time jobs.

 

“We congratulate Lidl and the residents of Suwanee on the grand opening of Lidl’s 100th store,” said Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in a statement...

 

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