Lidl US plans to add 50 stores nationwide
Arlington-based grocer's expansion will include seven new Va. stores
Lidl US, the Arlington-based grocery store chain, plans to open 50 stores by the end of next year on the East Coast, the company announced Tuesday. The expansion will bring its total number of stores in the United States to 150.
Seven new stores will be in Virginia: Alexandria, Burke, Chantilly, Charlottesville, Falls Church, Manassas and Sterling. Other stores will be in Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
Lidl, the German parent company of Lidl US, operates more than 11,000 stores in 32 countries, and it established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington in 2015. The company plans to invest $500 million and create about 2,000 jobs with the expansion. It also plans to close two stores in North Carolina and open its fourth U.S. distribution center in Georgia, according to the company’s news release.