The German grocery chain Lidl is opening its first stores in the US after years of preparation.
On June 15, the company will open its first nine stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Lidl released a list of the first stores on Tuesday.
The chain will add another 80 stores along the East Coast by the middle of next year.
Lidl (pronounced lee-dil) plans to eventually open as many as 600 stores in the US, according to a copy of a company presentation obtained by Business Insider. Lidl currently has 10,000 stores in 27 European countries.
The company describes itself as a cross between Trader Joe’s and Harris Teeter and promises to offer prices that are as much as 50% lower than its competition. Like Trader Joe’s, Lidl places a strong emphasis on private-label brands.
Here’s a list of the the locations that will open this summer. The nine stores opening on June 15 are listed in bold.