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Lidl expanding in New York

Lidl US will open a second wave of stores across Long Island by next summer, which will bring the total number of Lidl food markets to be opened in the region to eight.lidl

“We appreciate all the support we have received across Long Island as we prepare to open our first Lidl food markets in the region,” said Johannes Fieber, president and chief executive officer of Lidl US. “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.”

As part of the transition, Lidl will remodel Best Market stores currently located in four communities. Lidl recently announced that all employees working at the new Lidl stores in Nassau and Suffolk counties will receive full medical benefits regardless of the number of hours they work per week, including team members working part-time. Lidl also raised the starting minimum wage for store associates working on Long Island to $15 per hour, three dollars more per hour than the required minimum on Long Island.

“I am excited for Lidl’s expansion to Long Island,” said New York State Senator Phil Boyle. “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."

“I am pleased to welcome Lidl into our community,” said New York State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino. “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.”

Lidl food markets have repeatedly won recognition for their shopping experience. Food & Wine Magazine recently ranked Lidl a Top 3 U.S. Supermarket – ahead of grocers like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. When entering a Lidl store, shoppers can expect fresh and healthy foods at low Lidl prices.