Lidl, the massive discount German grocery store chain, is planning stores in five counties in South Jersey, including new stores in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic and Cumberland counties.
The planned South Jersey stores are among the 100 the company said it plans to open up and down the East Coast
within a year, creating an estimated 4,000 jobs.
Lidl is a German chain of discount supermarkets that has worldwide operations. The company has more than 9,000 stores in different parts of Europe. Overseas, Lidl is known for its rock-bottom prices, and it’s most closely associated with the discount grocer Aldi, which is also based in Germany.
In Camden County, Cherry Hill Township the chain hopes build a new 35,962-square-foot store at 400 Route 38. The matter will come before the Planning Board in April 2017. Also in 2017, the company is considering the former Nike missile base on Berlin-Cross Keys Road in Gloucester Township for another store, according to Mayor Dave Mayer.
In Burlington County, two Lidl stores are planned for Route 541 in Burlington Township and for the Garden State Inn site on Route 130 in Cinnaminson.
In Gloucester County, Mantua Township officials said a Lidl store is in the planning stages. If it opens on the site on Route 553, it would be the first grocery store in the township since an Acme closed in 2013.
Egg Harbor Township in Atlantic County could get a Lidl at 6814 Black Horse Pike, the site of the current Trocki Hebrew Academy, according to state DEP documents.
In Cumberland County, construction is underway at the Vineland location, on West Landis Avenue near Wal-Mart and ShopRite. Stores are also planned for NJ-47 near the Wal-Mart in Millville and on Bridgeton Pike near Carl’s Corner in Upper Deerfield.