Lidl First U.S. stores opening June 15
The release came on the heels of an event in New York Tuesday that also included remarks from executives and a sampling of its fresh and private brand products. These included a line of specialty international products to be marketed under the Preferred Selection brand and a large array of exclusive wines officials said would be offered at “market-beating” prices up to 50% less than conventional grocery stores.
U.S. CEO Brendan Proctor said Lidl would address compromises of existing U.S. grocers and be adaptive as it grows. Lidl will open an additional 80 stores in markets between New Jersey and Atlanta by next summer, Proctor added. Advertising for the opening stores would begin shortly in those markets. The company late last week launched social media channels for the first time on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@LidlUS) and is introducing itself there behind a “#RethinkGrocery” tag.