A new round of deep-discount grocery stores are set to open up on Long Island.
Lidl announced that it will be opening four new locations in East Meadow, Oakdale, Patchogue, and Lake Grove, bringing the total of markets the Virginia-based company will open on Long Island up to eight.
In April, Lidl announced that it will be opening stores in Plainview and Center Moriches as soon as 2020 by converting former grocery store locations. Other stores are planned for Huntington, Babylon, and Plainview.
“We appreciate all the support we have received across Long Island as we prepare to open our first Lidl food markets in the region,” Lidl US President and CEO Johannes Fieber said in a statement. “Our teams are working hard to get ready and cannot wait to introduce shoppers to Lidl’s award-winning shopping experience. Lidl food markets will bring fresh choices, convenient shopping and bigger savings to shoppers across Long Island.”
The new stores are currently Best Market locations that will be converted to Lidl locations. Of the two new Lidl stores slated for Long Island, the Plainview location will occupy a former ShopRite site, while the Center Moriches location will take over a former Waldbaum’s space.
“I am excited for Lidl’s expansion to Long Island,” New York State Sen. Phil Boyle said in a statement. “Lidl will provide excellent customer service and great savings. From their philanthropic work to their commitment to employees, I proudly welcome Lidl to our community.”
Lidl currently operates 10,800 stores in 32 countries, employing approximately 287,000 employees worldwide. The grocer has more than 70 stores across nine East Coast states.
“I am pleased to welcome Lidl into our community,” New York State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino said. “Lidl has established a unique approach to grocery that will enhance the experience for Long Islanders. With an attractive store model and streamlined processes, Lidl will bring efficiency for shoppers and greater wages and benefits to its team members.”
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