Goose Creek Lidl store will open November 30
The first Charleston area Lidl store will open this month in Goose Creek in a move those at Lidl say is expected to cause a decrease among competitors.
Goose Creek's store at 435 St. James Avenue will open at 8 a.m. on November 30, immediately following a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It's the 10th store to open in South Carolina.
Lidl reports competitors in other areas of the state have slashed prices by as much as 30 percent on some items in response to the arrival of the grocery store that boasts itself as a "simple and efficient approach to grocery shopping."
"We are proud to be driving prices down for customers around our stores," said Will Harwood, Lidl US spokesman. "This 'Lidl effect' is great news, not just for Lidl customers, but for everyone who shops in the areas surrounding our stores."
The first 100 customers to arrive at the Goose Creek Lidl on opening day will receive a wooden coin for a chance to win up to $100 in Lidl gift cards.
The store will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Sunday.
Lidl operates more than 10,000 stores in 28 countries, offering customers the highest quality fresh produce, meat, bakery items and a wide array of household products at the lowest possible prices. Lidl first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia in June 2015. Since then, it has announced regional headquarters and distribution centers in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Alamance County, North Carolina, Cecil County, Maryland and Bartow County, Georgia. For more information, visit www.lidl.com