Fast-growing online grocery marketplace Shipt announced a pilot expansion with Lidl, one of the world's largest retailers and a newcomer in the U.S. supermarket field.

The expansion follows a successful pilot launch in Greenville, South Carolina in October. Starting this week, Shipt will deliver groceries from Lidl in three additional metros across North Carolina: Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Charlotte. Shipt will also expand its delivery service areas in South Carolina in the existing metro areas of Spartanburg, Rock Hill and Indian Land.

These moves give more than 500,000 households across the Carolinas access to Lidl products delivered by Shipt. 

"As we continue to grow our store network along the east coast, we remain laser-focused on delivering our customers convenient access to top quality goods and groceries at the lowest possible prices," says Zara Khaleeli, senior project manager for Lidl. "By expanding our pilot with Shipt, we are excited to offer valued customers another convenient way to receive the affordable, trusted products they have come to expect from Lidl."