Lidl is setting its sights on Long Island. The German discount retailer — headquartered in the U.S. in Arlington, Virginia — announced that it will open stores in Plainville, Babylon, Huntington and Center Moriches, New York, by early 2020.
"We are happy to soon bring Lidl's unique and fresh approach to grocery shopping to Long Island," says Johannes Fieber, CEO of Lidl US. "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."
The company says it will invest heavily in Long Island and will utilize local contractors throughout the remodeling process. Lidl will remodel Best Market stores currently located in Babylon and Huntington while opening brand new locations in Plainview and Center Moriches.
Lidl says it will offer all legacy Best Market team members guaranteed opportunities with Lidl in positions that offers wages and benefits that stay the same or get better.
Lidl now operates 65 stores across nine states on the east coast.