Lidl creating 200 jobs at Mebane HQ, distribution center

MEBANE, N.C. — European grocery chain Lidl has broken ground on its regional headquarters and distribution center in Mebane. The company is expected to employ about 80 full-time staffers and 120 hourly workers at the center over the next few years. The jobs include administrative and management positions.

Lidl does not yet have any operational U.S. stores, but is negotiating for sites in Raleigh and Cary and plans to have stores open by 2018. The new facility in Alamance County will help Lidl implement its debut into the U.S. It has committed to investing more than $125 million in the facility.

Lidl is a German global discount supermarket chain that operates more than 10,000 stores in 26 countries throughout Europe. The company’s U.S. headquarters is based in Arlington, Virginia. The grocery chain has a no-frills approach, displaying most of its products in their original delivery cartons, allowing the customers to take the product directly from the carton. When the carton is empty, it is simply replaced with a full one.

Image courtesy of Lidl

Source: Triangle Business Journal

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