Following recently issued Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines stating that the COVID-19 virus can be spread through the air, Lidl U.S. said it will install new air filtration systems rated MERV 13 or higher in all of its U.S. stores by the end of this year.
Lidl has opened its state-of-the-art regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County, Maryland. The new 700,000 square-foot facility will serve as the backbone of Lidl’s regional store network, supplying products to stores in five states.
Lidl has detailed actions it is taking to address the coronavirus pandemic as it has committed to hiring new workers and expanded health benefits.
In the first of several waves of openings on Long Island, New York, Lidl U.S. said it will open stores in Plainview, Babylon, Huntington, and Center Moriches by early 2020. The initiative follows the company’s recent acquisition of the Best Market grocery store chain.
Lidl’s entrance into the U.S. has been something more of an adventure than the company may have anticipated but it is making adjustments.
A federal court judge has denied a request from supermarket giant Kroger that sought to prohibit Lidl from using a private brand logo that the former claimed was similar in look and could cause confusion with shoppers.
After opening its first stores in the U.S. earlier this month, Lidl will debut four more locations on July 13. The supermarket retailer will also establish a regional headquarters and distribution center in Cartersville, GA.