WASHINGTON — German discount grocery Lidl will open its latest Virginia store on Nov. 30 in Fredericksburg.
The store at 1175 Warrenton Road will be Lidl’s 18th store in Virginia since launching its East Coast blitz.
Lidl opened its North American headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, in 2015 to serve as the hub for its U.S. expansion, and has said it plans for several stores in the Washington region.
So far, the only Lidl store to open in the Washington metro is in Manassas, Virginia. That store opened in September.
The chain also opened distribution centers in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and Cecil County, Maryland, to support its expansion here.
Lidl plans to open 100 East Coast stores within the next year.
Its stores are all newly-constructed buildings averaging about 20,000-square-feet with an easy-to-shop layout that consists of only six aisles.
About 90 percent of what it sells are exclusive Lidl-branded products.
Rival discount grocer Aldi is in the process of spending $30 million remodeling many of its three-dozen Washington area stores. Aldi also plans for more stores as part of its own nationwide expansion.