Lidl US will open its newest store, its first in the city of Baltimore, on July 13 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The store will employ more than 45 associates whose starting pay will be $15.50 per hour, including comprehensive benefits. Lidl offers health care for all full- and part-time positions, regardless of hours worked per week.
“The northeast corner of Baltimore, anchored by Morgan State, has been waiting for decades to have a first-rate supermarket in our community. We are finally getting one!” said Dr. David K. Wilson, president of Morgan State University. “Our communities are excited to welcome a place where they can shop for fresh food, including meats, seafood, fruit and vegetables, and to get those items at reasonable prices. We are no longer a food desert.”
At the Northwood Commons grand opening, Lidl will roll out a wrapped Tesla as part of its giveaway and partnership with Avocados From Peru. The car will be at the food market on grand-opening morning, when customers will be able to enter the sweepstakes for a chance to win it, reports Progressive Grocer.
For the the first five days of the grand opening, Lidl will donate $1 to the Baltimore-based Maryland Food Bank for every new myLidl member who signs up on the app and sets Lidl Northwood Commons as their home store.
The evening before the grand opening, community members are invited to take part in an open-house event, during which they can tour the new store, try product samples and learn more about the new Lidl location.
The Northwood Commons store will feature an easy-to-shop layout that will mean a faster and more convenient shop for customers, reports Progressive Grocer. The U.S. EPA has recognized Lidl stores for their eco-friendly designs. The grocer carries hundreds of organic and gluten-free products, unique specialty items, fresh produce and flowers, and fresh baked goods, all at affordable prices. Under the Lidl Love it Guarantee, shoppers love the product they buy, or they’re entitled to a refund and a replacement.
In addition to the new Baltimore store, Lidl recently celebrated the opening of a location in the town of North Hempstead, on New York’s Long Island, and unveiled plans for a third store in Washington, D.C.