As part of its ongoing expansion along the East Coast, Lidl US has announced plans to open 25 new stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia by spring of 2020. By the end of next year, the grocery store chain expects to have more than 100 stores and create more than 1,000 new jobs across nine states.
Lidl also announced that it will close two stores in Rockingham and Kinston, North Carolina this summer. All employees there will be given the opportunity to relocate and work at other stores within Lidl's growing markets. Earlier this week, Lidl also announced it will hold a hiring event to fill around 100 new positions at its regional headquarters and distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina.
The German company focuses on providing lower prices by selling its private-label brand almost exclusively throughout the store. The company currently operates 10,500 stores in 29 countries.