Popular Grocery Chain Lidl Just Abruptly Closed 11 Stores

American grocery shoppers will see less Lidl. The popular German retailer, which rapidly expanded in the US over the previous two years

Daily Mail said that the chain closed 11 outlets between July 14 and 16. Not all of these places have been open for two years. Carolinas, Virginia

Discount retailer alleged underperformance for the move. "After a thorough review of our store network, we made the difficult decision to 

close a small number of stores on July 16," Lidl told Winsight Grocery Business via email. "These stores were underperforming, so we closed 

them to focus on sites that are closer to more customers and growing faster. We value the store team members' contributions and want them 

Lidl in Brooklyn Park, Md., closed first on July 14. This December 2020 site has "theft and other crimes" difficulties, according to Fox Baltimore.

The remaining stores closed permanently on July 16. Oxon Hill, Md., King of Prussia, Pa., Florence, S.C., North Augusta, S.C., Burlington Township, 

It's not the first time Lidl downsized its American footprint. The chain closed its Danville, Va., site on July 28 last year due to underperformance.

Winsight Grocery Business reported that Lidl lay off 200 people at its Arlington, Va. headquarters in February, signaling its first symptoms of 

difficulty. The company said its team was always analyzing processes "to ensure we are supporting our stores effectively."

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