Lidl in new wave of U.S. store expansion

German discount grocer Lidl plans to increase its presence on the East Coast.

Lidl US on Friday announced plans to open 25 new stores in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia by spring of 2020. By the end of next year, Lidl expects to have more than 100 U.S. stores.

"We are committed to long-term growth in the United States and always strive to locate in the most convenient locations for our shoppers," said Johannes Fieber, CEO of Lidl US. "These new stores are part of the next steps in our U.S. expansion.”

As part of its move to operate in what it termed the “most convenient locations,” Lidl said it will close two stores in Rockingham and Kinston, North Carolina this summer

Below is a list of the 25 new locations Lidl will open during the next year. (The list includes the first four Lidl stores that will open on Long Island by early 2020.)

City, StateLocation
Catonsville, MarylandBaltimore National Pike
College Park, MarylandBaltimore Avenue
District Heights, MarylandMarlboro Pike
Hagerstown, MarylandDual Highway
Lanham, MarylandMission Drive
Nottingham, MarylandBelair Road
Waldorf, MarylandPromenade Place
Bergenfield, New JerseyNew Bridge Road
Lacey, New JerseyUS 9
Babylon, New YorkSunrise Highway
Center Moriches, New YorkMain Street
Huntington, New YorkE. Jericho Turnpike
Plainview, New YorkOld Country Road
Cary, North CarolinaNC-55
Charlotte, North CarolinaMonroe Road
Matthews, North CarolinaMargaret Wallace Road
Greensboro, North CarolinaW. Gate City Boulevard
Raleigh, North CarolinaBuffaloe Road
Wilmington, North CarolinaEastwood Road
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaE. Butler Street
Trooper, PennsylvaniaWest Ridge Pike
Royersford, PennsylvaniaE. Ridge Pike
York, PennsylvaniaSouth Richland Avenue
Columbia, South CarolinaSummit Parkway
Virginia Beach, VirginiaIndependence Boulevard