Lidl’s U.S. expansion continues with opening of new distribution center
Lidl has opened a regional distribution center to support its growing U.S. footprint.
The discount grocer’s new 700,000-sq.-ft. regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County, Md., will serve as the backbone of Lidl's regional store network, supplying products to stores in five states. Lidl invested more than $100 million in the project which will create more than 200 new full-time jobs.
"As we work hard to meet the surging needs of our customers during this critical time, we are thrilled to open our newest regional distribution center in Cecil County, Maryland," said Johannes Fieber, CEO of Lidl U.S., which operates more than 95 stores across nine East Coast states. "The facility will allow us to efficiently deliver our award-winning products to thousands of customers from Maryland to New York and support our expansion across the region."
Lidl US recently announced that employees enrolled in company insurance plans, including those at the new regional distribution center, will be offered medical benefits covering testing and treatment related to COVID-19 at no cost. Lidl US also provides medical benefits for all full and part-time employees, regardless of the number of hours they work per week.
Maryland is proud to support Lidl's new regional distribution center, which will create 200 new jobs when they are needed the most and enable the company to more efficiently deliver their high-quality products throughout the region at a time when demand is at an all-time high," said Hogan. "We also commend Lidl's commitment to providing all employees with health insurance as well as COVID-19 testing and treatment, which is critical to fighting this global pandemic."
Lidl, which operates more than 11,000 stores and is active in 32 countries, first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia, in June 2015.