Lidl to build new distribution center in Georgia as it heads south

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Lidl to build new distribution center in Georgia as it heads south

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Discount retailer Lidl will build a $100m regional distribution center (RDC) in Covington, Georgia to support its US expansion, creating 270 new full-time jobs over the next five years.

The 925,000 square-foot facility - Lidl’s fourth RDC in the US (the others are in Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland) - will serve as a regional headquarters, supplying products to Lidl stores across the region and it expands further down the east coast, said Lidl US Chairman Roman Heini.

Lidl – which acquired 27 Best Market supermarkets in New York and New Jersey in late 2018 - has expanded more slowly in the US than first anticipated, announcing in May 2019 that it aimed to operate more than 100 stores in nine states by the end of 2020, having originally announced plans​ to open 100+ stores by mid-2018.

The retailer - which keeps prices low by offering a limited range and a strong private label offer - opened its US HQ in Arlington County, Virginia, in June 2015, and opened its first stores in June 2017. 

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