Heidi Klum

Lidl gears up for U.S. expansion, eyes Maryland market

Lidl gears up for U.S. expansion, eyes Maryland market

Maryland consumers likely will see the Lidl banner start to pop up on new supermarkets in the next year as the German grocer moves into the U.S. market in a big way.

Lidl, which touts low prices, easy-to-shop stores with just six aisles and a curated selection of mostly private label products, will open its first U.S. stores this summer in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The first 10 of 20 stores in those states will open Thursday, part of a rapid expansion to bring as many as 100 stores to the East Coast by next summer.

In Maryland, the chain is building a regional headquarters and distribution facility in Cecil County, first announced in August, and is eyeing...

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