Lidl Makes Moves Towards New U.S. Locations
KINSTON, NC, & ROANOKE, VA - Lidl has announced two more northeastern U.S. locations in the past few weeks, marking Kinston, NC, and Roanoke, VA, as its next conquests. This comes less than a month after the company announced a new distribution center and regional headquarters not too far away in Cecil County, MD.
Earlier this month, Lidl announced it has purchased land for a new 36,000-square-foot location in Kinston, NC. Local source WITN reports that the company has yet to announce an opening date for that location. This location is around 30 miles from a previously announced Lidl location in Greenville, NC.
Another location will be built in Roanoke, VA, after Lidl spent $2.1 million for the land, according to the Roanoke Times. In a site plan submitted by Lidl to Roanoke County's community development department, Lidl describes the planned store as a 36,000-square-foot grocery store with about 130 parking spaces.
About the company’s newly announced Cecil County, MD-based facility, Brendan Proctor, President and CEO, Lidl U.S., said, “This facility is an important step in building an efficient infrastructure that will allow us to deliver outstanding quality goods to our customers at the lowest possible prices. We selected Cecil County not only because it offers a central location for our distribution network, but also because it will be a great place for our employees to work and live.”
Prior to the Cecil County facility, Lidl had selected a U.S. company headquarters in Arlington Country, VA, with other regional headquarters and distribution centers located in Spotsylvania, VA, and Alamance County, NC. Its first stores are planned to open by 2018.