German supermarket chain Lidl buys site in Philadelphia and plans expansion in the Easter Coast
Lidl, the German chain of discount supermarkets, has chosen the region of Philadelphia to begin its expansion among the East Coast of the U.S, reported The Philadelphia Inquirer. The company recently acquired a former industrial site in Port Richmond, near a Walmart Supercenter and a ShopRite grocery store.
Lidl opened its headquarters in the U.S in mid-2015 and it aims to eventually operate 150 own stores in the eastern United States, according to the German Embassy’s website. Its first stores are expected to open by 2018, company officials have said.
The company’s website also includes a store-management job listing in Burlington County, but no specific location is identified.
Lidl U.S. spokesman Will Harwood said to The Inquirer that the company was “actively preparing a number of sites in the area, and throughout Pennsylvania.”
As reported in The Philly Inquirer.