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Our History

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Lidl is a family-owned business grounded on a simple philosophy:

Customers deserve the highest quality goods and groceries at prices everyone can afford.

A Lidl Bit of History

History 1- Old Store

Our Approach

For more than forty years, Lidl’s unique approach has changed and improved communities across 32 countries, where Lidl has grown to operate more than 11,550 stores and employ more than 341,000 people.

History 2- Original US Store

2017 - Launching in the U.S.

In 2017, we brought our unique approach to the U.S. and opened our first stores in Virginia and the Carolinas.

History 3 - Produce Interior

2017 - 2020

In less than three years, Lidl has won more than 500 awards for our unique products and shopping experience and has been recognized as a Top 3 U.S. supermarket by Food & Wine Magazine.

History 4 - US Store Food Market


Our U.S. footprint has grown over that same period to more than 150 stores across 9 East Coast states, with more than 5,000 U.S. team members supporting our growth.

History 5 - Career Opps

We are just getting started!

Lidl US offers employees the opportunity to be a part of something big. Whether you want to join a team and be the best at what you do, or grow your career into a leadership position, Lidl US will support your efforts and create opportunities for you to develop your career – wherever it takes you.

History 6- Store Handshake

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