A Big First For Lidl Store
Bowie Is Maryland’s First Home For German-Based Grocery Store
County residents, community partners and county officials joined Prince George’s County Council member Derrick L Davis (D) – District 6 and County Council Vice Chair Todd Turner (D) – District 4 in celebration of the grand opening of the new Lidl grocery store in Bowie.
Lidl (pronounced LEE-dul) is located at 13401 Annapolis Road (District 6), and is the company’s first grocery store location in the state of Maryland.
Remarking that he already had his family’s shopping list in hand, Council member Davis, welcomed the county’s newest grocer and community partner.
“I am pleased to celebrate great news for shoppers and for economic development in our community. Lidl brings new jobs for our residents and enhances our county’s commercial footprint! We are not just opening a new store, but we are also opening a new investment in our community and in the residents who will shop here every day.”
A September 12 article in the Capital Gazette, reports that Lidl operates under a strategy of providing private-label goods for discount prices, which puts it in competition with larger grocers like Giant and Whole Foods and smaller discount chains like fellow-German grocery chain Aldi.
Vice Chair Turner, whose district borders the portion of Bowie located in District 6, and Council Member Davis, cut the ribbon on the new Bowie store which opened September 12.
Lidl, based in Germany, with U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia, operates 10,500 stores in 28 countries with plans to open multiple U.S. locations.