Lidl to open first Delaware store in Middletown on Aug. 31

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Lidl will open its newest location and first store in Delaware on Aug. 31.

The new store, located at 359 Auto Park Drive in Middletown will open at 8:00 a.m., immediately following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:40 a.m.

The German-based chain has been opening stores in the Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas, setting up a U.S. headquarters in northern Virginia.

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All Lidl stores opening this summer will be newly constructed facilities, featuring 20,000 square feet and six aisles.

Other features include:

  • Customers will be greeted each day with the smell of Lidl’s breads and pastries, which are baked throughout the day. A bakery will be located at the entrance of each store.
  • All fresh and frozen seafood in Lidl’s everyday assortment will be certified sustainable by either the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), or the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Lidl’s high quality private label products will not have certified synthetic colors, added MSG or partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) containing trans fats.
  • Lidl will carry a variety of organic and gluten-free items including organic fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, and packaged food items, which will all be available at the lowest possible prices.
  • About 90 percent of the high quality groceries available at Lidl will be exclusive brand products. Each product on Lidl shelves will be rigorously tested to ensure that it meets our high quality standards. Several items have already won acclaim in the United States, including award-winning cheeses recognized in the 2017 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition, and a range of baby products.
  • Lidl offers an ever-changing selection of non-food products each week that will be in stores for a limited time. The selection will include fitness gear, small kitchen appliances, toys, and outdoor furniture, among other non-food items.
  • Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Sunday.

Lidl operates more than 10,000 stores in 28 countries.

Lidl has announced regional headquarters and distribution centers in Spotsylvania County, VA, Alamance County, NC Cecil County, MD and Bartow County, GA. For more information, visit www.lidl.com

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