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• The Baltimore Sun reports that Lidl, the European discounter with plans to begin opening stores in the US by 2018, has announced its plans to open an 800,000 regional headquarters and distribution center in Perryville, Maryland, about 45 miles northeast of Baltimore.

Lidl's initial focus, from all reports, seems to be on the eastern US, where it conceivably compete with such players as Aldi, Giant, Stop & Shop, Food Lion and Save-A-Lot, among others.
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