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May 2, 2019

Lidl US to open first wave of stores on New York’s Long Island

Supermarket chain Lidl US has announced plans to open its first wave of stores on New York’s Long Island in Plainview, Babylon, Huntington and Center Moriches, by early next year.

Supermarket chain Lidl US has announced plans to open its first wave of stores on New York’s Long Island in Plainview, Babylon, Huntington and Center Moriches, by early next year.

Lidl will use local contractors to remodel Best Market stores currently located in Babylon and Huntington, with the stores in Plainview and Center Moriches being the new locations. The Plainview store will replace the existing Best Market store located in Hicksville.

“We are happy to soon bring Lidl’s unique and fresh approach to grocery shopping to Long Island.”

The new stores will have a newly fitted facilities, such as an easy-to-shop layout and a bakery at the entrance.

The retailer noted that roughly nine out of ten products sold at its stores are its exclusive private label brands. A majority of its everyday assortment is sourced in America by the team in the US.

Lidl US CEO Johannes Fieber said: “We are happy to soon bring Lidl’s unique and fresh approach to grocery shopping to Long Island.

“Our new stores will allow customers to save time and money each week with a simple and efficient shopping experience.  We also look forward to celebrating our grand openings with many familiar faces from the local Best Market teams.”

In February this year, Lidl UK unveiled its £70m regional distribution centre at iPort in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.