A pair of grocery stores run by German-based corporations opened their doorways to the general public this week in Northeast Philadelphia and West Poplar.
Lidl, the rapidly increasing chain, held a grand opening of its new location at 9175 Roosevelt Blvd. on Wednesday, presenting the primary 100 prospects with reward playing cards starting from $5 to $100. This is Lidl’s second retailer in Northeast Philadelphia. The first opened final yr at 2290 East Butler St.
The firm has plans to open 50 new stores on the East Coast by the tip of the subsequent yr, together with a second retailer in Delaware County and a number of others in South Jersey. It at present has South Jersey stores in Burlington, Cherry Hill, and Vineland, in addition to a location in Folsom, Delaware County.
Discount grocer ALDI additionally opened up one other Philadelphia location on North Broad Street as a part of an undertaking supporting the neighborhood across the revitalized Divine Lorraine Hotel flats.
The 15,000-square-foot location is ALDI’s largest in Philadelphia and options artwork celebrating Philadelphia’s historical past. Other areas in the town embody stores in Brewerytown, South Philadelphia, and West Philly.
ALDI is also planning a big enlargement throughout the United States, with plans to function 2,500 stores by the tip of 2022.