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New Lidl in Apex opened Wednesday, Feb. 10

Posted February 10, 2021 7:50 a.m. EST
Updated February 11, 2021 10:47 p.m. EST

Lidl's tenth Triangle-area food market opened in Apex on Wednesday, Feb. 10 with one of the first grand opening celebrations since the start of the pandemic.

The store is located at 670 Grand Central Station, Apex, NC and the hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Sunday.

The grand opening event included a brief ribbon cutting in front of the store at 7:40 a.m. The store opened at 8 am.

At the Apex grand opening, there will be "get-them-while-you-can grand opening special offers" according to a company statement. According to the ad for the store, there will be special sales for 4 weeks after the opening. See the Lidl website HERE for the weekly ads and use the zip code 27502 to find the ad for the Apex location.

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In addition, the first 100 customers will receive a Lidl gift card ranging from $5 to $100 each. Shoppers will also be able to enter to win a $500 Lidl gift card and special giveaways and there is a tote bag giveaway with myLidl app download.

This is the first grocery store in the area to have a grand opening event with a gift card giveaway during the pandemic. The grand opening activities will be held outside and customers will be required to maintain a six foot distance while waiting for the store to open. There will be chalk marks at 6-foot intervals and they will be actively monitoring the required distancing. The amount of customers in the store will be limited as well.

“I’m ecstatic about Lidl US opening their doors to our community,” said Apex Mayor Jacques K. Gilbert. “As we extend an Apex welcome to their organization, I look forward to establishing and sustaining a great relationship as we work together toward community development and more opportunities for all to thrive in our town.”

The company shared, "Lidl’s top priority is the health and safety of its customers and team members. A detailed overview of the protective measures in place can be found here: https://www.lidl.com/coronavirus-update."

Store Features

The following store information was contained in the company press release:

Lidl has been repeatedly recognized for its shopping experience. This year, for the second consecutive time, Food & Wine Magazine ranked Lidl among its Top 10 U.S. Supermarket rankings – ahead of retailers like Trader Joe’s and Costco. A new study from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School observed that prices on Lidl’s award-winning assortment were up to 45 percent lower than nearby national grocers.

When entering the Apex store, shoppers can also expect to experience the following:

World-Class Shopping Experience

o Shoppers will save time and money each week with Lidl’s award-winning assortment and low Lidl prices.

o The new food market will be a newly built store with an easy-to-shop layout that will mean a faster and more convenient shop for customers. The U.S. EPA has recognized Lidl stores for their environmentally-friendly designs.

Quality Without Question

Healthy, responsible choices, including hundreds of organic and gluten free products.

American products – the majority of the high-quality products in Lidl’s assortment are proudly sourced in the U.S.

Unique, European specialty items ranging from hard-to-find cheeses to authentic specialty sauces, cured meats, and more.

Award winning foods– Lidl’s private label products have won more than 500 awards and counting!

The Lidl Love it Guarantee– A logo that guarantees customer satisfaction; shoppers love the product they buy – or they are entitled to a refund, and a replacement.

Surprise and Delight

Lidl offers an ever-changing selection of food and non-food specials brought in each Wednesday for a limited time, keeping the shopping experience exciting and new. The rotating non-food selection will include fitness gear, small kitchen appliances, toys, outdoor furniture, and more.

Committed to Fresh:

Lidl produce is brought in fresh each day and features more than 100 high quality fresh fruit and vegetable options at low Lidl prices.

All Lidl flowers are guaranteed fresh and beautiful for five days at a minimum, with roses and lilies guaranteed for seven.

Shoppers love Lidl’s fresh bakery, which will greet customers at the entrance of the Apex store.

Focused On Our People:

Lidl offers wages and benefits for its team that are above the industry standard in every market in which it operates.

Lidl recently announced it would expand healthcare coverage to all workers, including those working part-time, regardless of the number of hours worked.

About Lidl

Lidl operates around 11,200 stores and is active in 32 countries, employing more than 310,000 employees globally. Lidl offers customers the highest quality fresh produce, meat, bakery items and a wide array of household products at the lowest possible prices. Lidl first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia, in June 2015, and today sells its award-winning products in more than 125 stores across nine east coast states. For more information, visit www.Lidl.com.

* There are limits on the number of sale items you can buy for many items listed in the ad. Be sure to check out the ad so you know all the limits.

* With Lidl Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) deals, one product will ring at full price and then one will be free. You have to buy both to get the sale price.

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Store Details

Coupon Policy: Lidl stores do not accept Manufacturer's Coupons. They do offer store coupons on the myLidl app.

BOGO Deals: With Lidl Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) deals, one product will ring at full price and then one will be free. You have to buy both to get the sale price.

myLidl rewards: Be sure to join the Lidl rewards program to get coupons and special discounts. You can join on their app or sign up for a myLidl account online and enter your phone number at checkout.

Forms of Payment: Lidl will accept cash, credit cards, debit cards. They do not accept checks.

Bags: Bring your own bags. They do not offer free bags.

Carts: You do not have to bring a quarter to rent a cart.

North Carolina Store Locations

Raleigh, NC at 4308 Wake Forest Road

Wake Forest, NC at 1120 South Main St

Greenville, NC, 1800 East Fire Tower Rd

Havelock, NC at 547 US Hwy 70 West

Kinston, NC, 4050 W Vernon Ave

Rocky Mount, NC, 940 N Wesleyan Blvd

Sanford, NC, 3209 NC 87 South

Thomasville, NC, 1147 Randolph St (Opens August 24, 2017)

Wilson, NC , 3520 Raleigh Rd Parkway West

Winston-Salem, NC, 3315 Sides Branch Rd

See all the details at Lidl.com.

Lidl Store Details from their press release:

Newly-Built, Beautiful Stores and Easy-to-Shop Layouts: All Lidl stores opening this summer will be newly constructed facilities, featuring a manageable, easy-to-shop layout of 20,000 square feet with only six aisles.

Fresh Baked Goods: Customers will be greeted each day with the smell of Lidl’s top-quality breads and pastries, which are baked fresh throughout the day. A bakery will be located at the entrance of each store.

Healthy, Sustainable Choices: Lidl is committed to offering a wide range of healthy and sustainable options. All fresh and frozen seafood in Lidl’s everyday assortment will be certified sustainable by either the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP), or the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). Lidl’s high quality private label products will not have certified synthetic colors, added MSG or partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) containing trans fats.

Organic and Gluten-Free Options: Lidl will carry a variety of organic and gluten-free items including organic fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, and packaged food items, which will all be available at the lowest possible prices.

Lidl’s Top Quality Products: About 90 percent of the high quality groceries available at Lidl will be exclusive brand products. Each product on Lidl shelves will be rigorously tested to ensure that it meets our high quality standards. Several items have already won acclaim in the United States, including award-winning cheeses recognized in the 2017 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition, and a range of baby products that have earned the Parent-Tested, Parent-Approved seal of approval.

Lidl Surprises: Lidl offers an ever-changing selection of non-food products each week that will be in stores for a limited time. The selection will include fitness gear, small kitchen appliances, toys, and outdoor furniture, among other non-food items.

Lidl operates more than 10,000 stores in 27 countries throughout Europe, offering customers the highest quality fresh produce, meat, bakery items and a wide array of household products at the lowest possible prices. Lidl first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia in June 2015. Since then, it has announced regional headquarters and distribution centers in Spotsylvania County, Virginia; Alamance County, North Carolina and Cecil County, Maryland.

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