WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - It’s been a long time coming, Lidl officially opened its first store in Wilmington Wednesday.
The new food market on Eastwood Road held a ribbon-cutting event at 7:40 a.m. and kicked off a weekend of “get-them-while-you-can special offers, giveaways, and prizes for shoppers.”
Lidl was recently ranked by Food & Wine Magazine as one of the top supermarkets in the county.
“As a native of Eastern North Carolina, I am very excited to bring Lidl’s high quality and unique products to the community,” said Wilmington Store Manager Toni Bennett. “The team and I will work hard to be the number one shopping destination for customers in Wilmington.”
The store will be open to customers Monday-Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This is the company’s 19th location in North Carolina.
Even if you don’t shop at Lidl, the store opening might still save you cash on your grocery bill. According to the company, study commissioned by UNC found that grocery stores located near Lidl stores dropped their prices for individual products by as much as 55 percent.
“Lidl only has 6 aisles so it makes it an easy convenient shopping experience so you’re not spending an hour or hour and a half trying to get everything on your list," says Lidl spokesperson, Chandler Ebeier. “With Lidl your really saving time and your saving money.”