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Lidl opening 25 stores along East Coast including Cary, Raleigh & closing 2 NC stores

May 21, 2019

Lidl, the German grocer that opened U.S. stores beginning in 2017, is now planning 25 stores along the East Coast by Spring of 2020 including locations in Cary and Raleigh!

The new stores will be found in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. By the end of 2020, they expect to have over 100 stores with more than 1,000 new jobs in the U.S.

According to a Lidl representative, the address for the announced Cary store is 2741 NC-55, Cary, NC.

The Raleigh location will be on just over 6 acres near the intersection of Buffaloe and New Hope roads.

Additional new North Carolina stores include locations in Charlotte, Greensboro, Matthews and Wilmington.

“We are committed to long-term growth in the United States and always strive to locate in the most convenient locations for our shoppers,” said Johannes Fieber, CEO of Lidl US. “These new stores are part of the next steps in our U.S. expansion. Over the next year, we are excited to introduce more customers to Lidl’s award-winning quality, reliably low prices, and convenient shopping experience.”

The grand opening dates of the individual stores will be announced at a future date.

Back in 2018, a possible Lidl location in Cary was canceled and the the real estate development group involved with the project sued Lidl for backing out of this project and others.

Two stores in North Carolina will also be closing this summer. According to their release: “As part of this move to operate in the most convenient locations, Lidl will also 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.

Lidl has also announced it will hold a hiring event to fill approximately 100 new positions at its regional headquarters and distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina. All job openings can be found on their website.

With these newly announced stores, the German grocer will expand its presence in the Triangle and give more shoppers a chance to experience their unique offerings. In addition to impressive produce and meat prices, fresh baked goods, organic and gluten free options and weekly international themes, Lidl offers an ever-changing selection of non-food products each week that are in stores for a limited time. The selection includes fitness gear, clothing, small kitchen appliances, toys, outdoor furniture, tools and more.

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