Lidl is proud of our humble beginnings. In 1973, the first modern Lidl store opened in Ludwigshafen (25 miles south of Frankfurt). Employing 3 people and offering about 500 products, this small store was to become the foundation of Lidl’s far-reaching expansion. During the 1990s we started branching outside of Germany and within a few years, we expanded all across Europe, becoming one of its largest grocery retailers. Today, we operate over 10,000 stores in 30 countries. Lidl Hellas opened its doors to the public in 1999. We have a history of cultivating relationships with local suppliers in each region to offer our customers top quality products at the lowest possible prices. We’ve recently expanded to the United States and are striving to be a time-saving, life-enhancing grocery store where you love to shop!* The company description for this page is added by the organisation and is not written by Top Employers Institute.