Lidl to Open Second Wave of Long Island Stores
- by Lilian Diep
ARLINGTON, VA - When Lidl US first announced a wave of 25 new stores to open on the East Coast, we thought that was a huge undertaking. However, Lidl recently announced another wave of stores to hit Long Island by next summer. The latest announcement would bring four more stores to the area, and I'm honstly quite jealous.
“We appreciate all the support we have received across Long Island as we prepare to open our first Lidl food markets in the region,” said Johannes Fieber, President and CEO. “Our teams are working hard to get ready and cannot wait to introduce shoppers to Lidl’s award-winning shopping experience. Lidl food markets will bring fresh choices, convenient shopping, and bigger savings to shoppers across Long Island.”
According to the press release, shoppers in East Meadow, Oakdale, Patchogue, and Lake Grove will be among the first to experience Lidl’s simple and efficient approach to grocery shopping and its price-cutting effect in the region. The wave will bring the total number of Lidl food markets to be opened in the region to eight, including stores in Plainview, W. Babylon, Huntington, and Center Moriches, which will open by early next year. As part of the transition, Lidl will remodel Best Market stores currently located in the four communities.
“I am excited for Lidl’s expansion to Long Island,” said New York State Senator Phil Boyle. “Lidl will provide excellent customer service and great savings. From its philanthropic work to its commitment to employees, I proudly welcome Lidl to our community."
Lidl recently announced that all employees working at the new Lidl stores in Nassau and Suffolk counties will receive full medical benefits regardless of the number of hours they work per week.
“I am pleased to welcome Lidl into our community,” said New York State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino. “Lidl has established a unique approach to grocery that will enhance the experience for Long Islanders. With an attractive store model and streamlined processes, Lidl will bring efficiency for shoppers and greater wages and benefits to its team members.”
With the huge amount of positive responses Lidl has been receiving in recent openings, will U.S.-based grocers like Whole Foods have to rethink their strategies? Keep reading AndNowUKnow as we cover more retail news.