Lidl, the discount retailer, has announced an ambition to open 100 stores in the USA by 2020, including a further 25 on the country’s east coast, as part of its expansion plans in the country.
The German retailer, which already operates about 10,500 stores in 29 countries, plans to open stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia by the spring of 2020 and expects to create more than 1,000 new jobs across nine states.
“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. Also, Fieber added that the new stores are part of the next steps in our U.S. expansion. “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”.
In parallel, Lidl announced it would be closing two existing stores in Rockingham and Kinston, North Carolina, saying it was part of its plan “to operate in the most convenient locations”.