German grocery giant Lidl, after already buying property in Norfolk, VA, has started work on a property in Virginia Beach, VA. The two locations will be the company’s first US locations.
According to the Virginian-Pilot, Lidl is already in hiring mode. Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe hailed the German comapy’s plan to build a $77 million US headquarters in Arlington County and a $125 million distribution center in Spotslyvania County in 2015. It was esitamted then that the projects could create 700 jobs.
The Lidl locations could be 80 percent larget than Aldi stores, according to the Pilot, and be closer in scale to a Wal-Mart neighborhood store.