According to a story by CSA sister publication Retail Leader, Lidl is building a network of large distribution centers along the Eastern seaboard that will be capable of serving 1,500 or more stores when fully operational.

The grocer recently opened its third center, in Perryville, Md., midway between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. A fourth warehouse, the company’s largest to date at 925,000-sq.-ft., will be located in southeast Atlanta.

Anyone of these facilities would be able to handle between 300 and 400 stores depending on sales volumes and replenishment frequency, based on the experience of other food retailers