Lidl is a German chain of discount supermarkets that was founded in 1930 by Josef Schwarz. Today, the Lidl network includes more than 4,500 branches around the world, being present in almost all European countries and actively moving forward in the markets of Australia and the USA. The company's staff consists of almost 80,000 employees. Branches are managed centrally from the head office.
Disrupting US grocery market
Lidl stores are usually supermarkets with an area of 700, 800, 900 and 1000 sq. meters. The design of stores is standard and unchanged in all branches, from the color scheme of the halls (blue-yellow), the selection of refrigeration equipment, cash registers, trolleys, to product shelves and tiles on the floor. Quality control is given a lot of attention in all Lidl supermarkets.
Lidl believes that in the field of food trade, the exceptional quality of the products is the key to superiority over competitors. Lidl stores provide a wide variety of products: from fresh food and frozen goods to household essentials and pet supplies. As described on Lidl's own website, their philosophy is to sell with the goal of offering the best-quality everyday products to the customer at the best price. The focus of the Lidl concept is the client.
Lidl is constantly expanding with new stores
Lidl opened its first USA stores in 2017 in Virginia Beach, Virginia and other mid-Atlantic cities and has been successfully expanding the number of its USA locations ever since. Currently there are 168 Lidl locations in the United States and that number is increasing every day. The state with the highest number of Lidl locations in the US is Virginia, with 34 locations (20% of all Lidl locations in America). The operating hours for the Lidl stores are usually from 8 AM to 9 PM, but we advise you to first check the precise hours using our store locator before visiting.