Project Details


Various Locations


25,000-35,000 square feet



Progressive AE began working with Lidl in 2015, supporting the early stages of dozens of possible store locations as part of Lidl’s debut in the US grocery market. Our team was responsible for bringing some of the first Lidl stores to market in the US, including the first store to complete construction in Kinston, NC, in 2017 followed by ten more stores in the same year. In total, Progressive AE has had a hand in more than 40 locations at various stages in the development process.

Our team was integral to adapting the US prototype design to the field, issuing numerous program-wide updates to regional teams and developing templates for essential permitting processes. We also worked hand-in-hand with the client’s management team to develop a prototype guide to serve as a rollout resource for all program partners, including contractors and other architectural and engineering providers. To help keep Lidl’s ambitious plans on track, our team provided solutions and processes that minimize impact on budget and schedule and ensure contract terms are met. We are proud to still be working with Lidl as a program partner in the Southeast as they continue to expand their US presence.

Quick Facts

  • 11 Stores completed in 2017
  • $100 Million in completed construction
  • 20,823 hours from the Progressive AE team on Lidl projects which equals 10 years of work