Big Plans for Lidl in The Big Apple

Lidl, the European discount supermarket chain, is ready to make its mark in the Bronx neighborhood of New York. This store expansion comes on the heels of several recent announcements regarding Lidl’s growing presence in the state. Although Lidl’s first New York City location opened in Staten Island back in 2018, accessibility remained a challenge for most New Yorkers. Subsequently, stores were introduced in Astoria and Harlem. However, the Bronx had not seen a Lidl store until now. The specific date for the grand opening of this eventual Bronx location has not been confirmed at this time. Lidl’s expansion in New York has been marked by strategic growth.

In May, the supermarket chain unveiled plans for a second grocery store in Manhattan, with an expected opening in early 2026. This followed the initial store opening in Harlem in February 2022. Additionally, in July, Lidl announced intentions to create a 29,208-square-foot supermarket by consolidating smaller stores within an existing shopping center in Yonkers.

In 1973, Lidl opened its first store in Ludwigshafen, Germany, with just 3 employees and around 500 products. This marked the modest beginning of Lidl’s global expansion. During the 1990s, Lidl expanded outside Germany and rapidly spread throughout Europe. Today, Lidl operates in 32 countries and employs over 341,000 people worldwide. Despite its growth, Lidl’s mission remains unchanged: to provide customers with high-quality products like produce, meat, baked goods, and household items at remarkably low prices, ensuring that quality groceries are accessible to everyone.