Lidl this 12 months will shut 4 Greatest Market shops, two of which can be changed by new Lidl shops opening close by, because the low cost grocer finishes placing its stamp on the majority of the 24 Lengthy Island supermarkets it purchased in 2019.
On Lengthy Island, Lidl additionally will end transforming 12 remaining Greatest Market shops that can be transformed to Lidls, together with three that can start present process renovations in February, the grocery store stated in an announcement Friday.
By the tip of 2021, there can be a complete of 23 Lidl shops on Lengthy Island, the corporate stated.
“Households throughout Lengthy Island admire the top quality and unbelievable costs that Lidl presents on daily basis. We’re wanting ahead to persevering with to develop throughout the world this 12 months,” Lidl U.S. Regional Vice President Ysbrand Aukes stated in an announcement.
Of the 4 closing Greatest Markets, two will shutter in February – in Nice Neck, at 40 Nice Neck Rd., and West Islip, at 9 Udall Rd. – because of measurement and leasing necessities, stated Lidl, which might not disclose what these necessities had been.
The 2 different closing Greatest Markets – in New Hyde Park, at 3350 Hillside Ave., and Riverhead, at 1088 Previous Nation Rd. – are also closing in February, however they are going to be changed by new Lidl shops opening by fall. One can be in a part of a former Waldbaum’s grocery store area in Backyard Metropolis Park, at 2475 Jericho Tpke., and the opposite can be in a former Toys R Us retailer in Riverhead, at 1151 Previous Nation Rd., respectively, Lidl spokesman Will Harwood stated.
In every case, the brand new and outdated places are lower than a mile from one another.
Work already has begun on many of the 12 remaining Greatest Market shops which might be being transformed and transformed to Lidls on Lengthy Island. The final three to bear renovations are in West Babylon (531 Montauk Hwy.), Commack and Shirley. All three will shut subsequent month for renovations and reopen by fall, Harwood stated.
The closing shops’ legacy employees — those that had been employed at Greatest Market when the shops had been bought to Lidl in 2019 — can be supplied employment at close by Lidl shops for a similar or higher wages and advantages, Lidl stated.
Germany-based Lidl made a giant push into the New York market when it purchased 27 New Jersey and New York shops, together with all 24 on Lengthy Island, from Bethpage-based Greatest Marketplace for an undisclosed worth in January 2019. A month earlier, Lidl opened its first retailer in New York State – on Staten Island – in a transfer unrelated to Greatest Market.
Since shopping for the Lengthy Island supermarkets, Lidl has been transforming teams of shops in phases for conversion to Lidl.
It additionally completely closed a Greatest Market in Hicksville in September 2019, and opened two brand-new shops below the Lidl title in Heart Moriches and Plainview in December 2019.
Up to now, there are 9 Lidl shops on the Island, together with these in Huntington Station, West Babylon (725 Dawn Hwy.), Oakdale and East Patchogue.
Lidl is a limited-assortment grocer, like Aldi and Dealer Joe’s. Restricted-assortment shops are smaller than conventional supermarkets and /carry a excessive share of their very own private-label manufacturers.
About 80% of Lidl’s merchandise are its personal private-label manufacturers.
The Lengthy Island shops carry contemporary produce, meat and deli merchandise however not in full-service departments.
Lidl has about 11,200 shops in 32 nations, together with greater than 125 supermarkets in 9 East Coast states in the US.