Lidl announced it will build a regional distribution center in Covington, Georgia. Lidl is investing $100 million in the project, which will create 270 new full-time jobs during the next five years. The 925,000 square-foot facility will serve as a regional headquarters and will supply products to Lidl stores across the region.
“I am grateful for Lidl’s investment in Georgia and the tremendous opportunities that it will create for hardworking Georgians in Newton County,” said Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp. “Our logistics infrastructure puts domestic and international markets within arm’s reach, and leading brands from around the world are taking notice.”
“We look forward to breaking ground on Lidl’s fourth regional distribution center in the US and hiring hundreds of new team members in Georgia,” said Lidl US Chairman Roman Heini. “This centrally located facility will allow us to efficiently deliver outstanding quality products to our customers at the lowest possible prices and expand our network of stores across the region.”
Lidl previously considered Cartersville for the site of the regional distribution center. After further evaluation, Lidl chose a more centralized location for its store network in the state and future expansion plans. Lidl has opened four stores in Georgia and has hired more than 150 employees in Augusta, Mableton, Marietta and Snellville.