Lidl to Open Its First Alabama Location
DECATUR, AL – In its continuing effort to expand westward across the United States, Lidl US has confirmed that it is planning to enter the Alabama grocery market—with a new store coming to Morgan County. According to a local news source AL.com, the new store in Decatur will be the retailer’s first foray into the state.
Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling announced the planned location Wednesday night via Facebook.
“Decatur will soon be home to Alabama's First Lidl US Grocery Store. Lidl 'rethink grocery' promotes a less complicated process that allows them to simply deliver low prices, high-quality, and the best shopping experience for their customers,” the Facebook post noted. “The location is Beltline and Glenn St. which means new opportunities for Hwy 20 and Calvary Assembly! The ripple effect is tremendous for Decatur.”
The Decatur Daily, another local news source, confirmed the announcement with Decatur Development Director Wally Terry.
Lidl has been making steady progress throughout the southern U.S. since the company entered the U.S. in June of this year. In addition to opening locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, the company has opened distribution centers and regional headquarters in Maryland and Georgia, and bolstered its real estate team by hiring an experienced Senior Director of Real Estate.
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