German discount grocer Lidl Tuesday formally opened its state-of-the-art regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County, one that will create more than 200 new full-time jobs.
The new 700,000 square-foot facility will serve as the backbone of Lidl’s regional store network, quickly supplying products to stores in five states. Lidl invested more than $100 million in the project.
Lidl US recently announced that employees enrolled in company insurance plans, including those at the new regional distribution center, will be offered medical benefits covering testing and treatment related to COVID-19 at no cost. Lidl US also provides medical benefits for all full and part-time employees, regardless of the number of hours they work per week.
Lidl operates more than 11,000 stores and is active in 32 countries, employing around 287,000 employees globally. The company first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia, in June 2015, and today sells its award-winning products in more than 95 stores across nine east coast states.