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« on: April 03, 2015, 10:23:46 AM »

In the clearest indication yet of their intent to establish a US retail presence, Lidl purchases an office building in Arlington, Virginia
http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/breaking_ground/2015/04/international-discount-grocer-lidl-to-establish.html
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 03:39:11 PM »

Hm that's surprising as they are strikingly similar to Aldi. I wonder what their plan is for the U.S....
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2015, 10:57:17 AM »

Doesn't Lidl own the Aldi's brand?
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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015, 11:06:26 AM »

would be nice for Aldi to have a bit of competition
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 08:20:02 PM »

Doesn't Lidl own the Aldi's brand?
Aldi (AKA Aldi Nord/Aldi Süd) is privately owned.
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2015, 05:53:12 AM »

would be nice for Aldi to have a bit of competition

They're Aldi's main competitor in Germany.

And if you believe Wikipedia, which no one should use as a source for anything it says that LIDL will be opening stores in the USA by 2018.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2015, 06:58:55 PM »

wow in 3 years between Aldi, PriceRite and SaveAlot things are really gonna heat up! (although I don't get food at Save-A-Lot)
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2015, 07:49:47 AM »

Lidl is dangerously close to being an anagram for Aldi.
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2015, 09:49:04 AM »

Lidl has confirmed speculation that it plans to establish a presence in the US
http://supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/lidl-confirms-us-expansion
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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2016, 07:21:14 PM »

http://www.roanoke.com/business/news/christiansburg/lidl-grocery-chain-files-plans-for-christiansburg-store/article_3bbcace2-8a0d-5e47-8f77-75c7ff998bb2.html
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2016, 06:17:23 PM »

http://www.theshelbyreport.com/2016/09/27/lidl-breaks-ground-on-wake-forest-north-carolina-store/
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2016, 10:23:26 AM »

6 things to know about Lidl.

http://www.clark.com/6-things-to-know-about-new-discount-grocer-lidl
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« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2016, 03:59:27 PM »

The German invasion continues
http://supermarketnews.com/store-design-construction/lidl-seeking-sites-texas
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2017, 05:11:51 AM »

Lidl is actively pursuing sites in New Jersey
http://www.theshelbyreport.com/2017/01/21/lidl-new-jersey/
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2017, 05:08:07 PM »

I know Lidl is opening soon in the East Coast. I hope that New England and the Midwest are next. They could open stores in the food deserts (areas lacking a grocery store of any kind) in many cities and suburbs across the United States.
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2017, 04:04:00 PM »

I know Lidl is opening soon in the East Coast. I hope that New England and the Midwest are next. They could open stores in the food deserts (areas lacking a grocery store of any kind) in many cities and suburbs across the United States.
It doesn't strike me that Lidl is at all interested in that market; they are more interested in going after the Trader Joe's and Whole Foods demographic as well as those upper demos who are "trading down" to the newer, nicer Aldi stores.
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2017, 11:14:24 AM »

http://www.supermarketnews.com/store-design-construction/lidl-first-20-us-stores-open-summer
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2017, 04:25:18 PM »

I have to say I'm a little disappointed that they backed away from their bold design scheme, but market acceptance is job #1
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/02/15/a-first-look-at-how-german-grocer-lidl-plans-to-conquer-the-u-s-market
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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2017, 06:31:01 AM »

http://www.supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/lidl-confirms-ohio-future-growth-plans
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2017, 07:12:37 AM »

That would be a smart move IMHO.   Aldi stores here are booming.
Bottom Dollar did extremely well in this market while they were around.

Giant Eagle developed something of a monopoly, and customers are
literally "hungry" for food shopping alternatives here.
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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2017, 03:06:15 PM »

Giant Eagle developed something of a monopoly, and customers are
literally "hungry" for food shopping alternatives here.
Even Giant Eagle couldn't make a go of it in the discount grocery arena. I imagine Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is doing pretty well out there.
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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2017, 08:19:47 AM »

I do not know of any Grocery Outlet Bargain Market locations in the Pittsburgh area.
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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2017, 06:54:01 PM »

I do not know of any Grocery Outlet Bargain Market locations in the Pittsburgh area.
You're right- they're more in the Lancaster area and thereabouts.
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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2017, 03:21:09 PM »

Lidl's first 8 stores are opening next week with a total of 80 opening within the next 12 months.

http://clark.com/shopping-retail/food-restaurants/6-things-to-know-about-new-discount-grocer-lidl/
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« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2017, 10:30:28 PM »

Anecdotal evidence suggests that many of the stores already open have very low sales and traffic counts. Lidl may be in it for the long haul, but it's going to be an uphill battle.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/neilstern/2017/09/28/lidl-reshuffles-u-s-management-supervision-move-suggesting-challenges-here-in-the-u-s/#3ce2969b2646
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« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2017, 06:38:39 PM »

Even Giant Eagle couldn't make a go of it in the discount grocery arena. I imagine Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is doing pretty well out there.

The major problems with Good Cents were:

1. Placing the stores within a stone's throw of the main Giant Eagle stores. Yes, reusing vacant real estate (Parmatown) was a nice touch, but...

2. The prices really weren't THAT much lower than they were at the main stores. If you're going to force people to get a card just to shop there, the prices should be rock-bottom, like Aldi or Save-a-Lot, not "25c cheaper than if you go next door."

3. Good Cents could have surveyed some markets in and around Cleveland to see where they could have put stores to fill in the gaps where, say, it's a bit of a hike to get to the grocery store. Giant Eagle has a monopoly in the Greater Cleveland market - Tops left in 2006, Kroger left in the late '80s, Rini Rego was bought out by GE - and, personally, I'd welcome any good competition. I can't really count Walmart, because their main focus isn't food. In terms of just grocery stores, we have Heinen's (on the higher end) and Aldi/Save-a-Lot on the other end (Aldi in newer buildings, Save-a-Lot in older buildings). Any place new to shop for groceries would be a welcome change.

4. It tried to be Save-a-Lot while, as I alluded to in #2, keeping what was essentially Giant Eagle's prices. Oh, and their coolers weren't THAT cold, so you'd better have lived close to the store, because your frozens were probably going to be thawed out by the time you got home. But, they did sell cheese!

It could have been something great, but it was deservingly killed off. I'd love to see Lidl swoop in, swallow up old grocery stores, and establish a presence here. However, if they're going to cater to the upper-crust crowd, it won't benefit a good chunk of our region, since the money's concentrated on the East side. Heck, I'm surprised Fresh Thyme is opening up in Westlake. Then again, it's right next to Crocker Park, so it might as well be IN Crocker Park.
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« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2017, 08:45:55 PM »

Lidl is opening in Vineland, NJ on Thursday November 16th.

http://www.thedailyjournal.com/story/news/2017/11/10/lidl-grand-opening-set-thursday/853448001/
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« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2017, 11:37:31 AM »

Also opening today in Raleigh NC. Hope get their this weekend.
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