Shipt Expands Delivery Pilot with Lidl

Membership-based grocery delivery service expands with international retailer, adding new locations to pilot service in North Carolina and South Carolina

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shipt, the fastest growing online grocery marketplace, today announced a pilot expansion with Lidl, one of the world’s largest retailers. This expansion follows a successful pilot launch in Greenville, South Carolina in October, 2017. Starting December 7, 2017 Shipt will deliver groceries from Lidl in three additional metro areas across North Carolina: Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte (Waxhaw and southwest Charlotte). Shipt will also expand its delivery service areas in South Carolina in the existing metro areas of Spartanburg, Rock Hill, and Indian Land.

Cumulatively, this gives more than 500,000 households across the Carolinas access to groceries and household items from Lidl delivered by Shipt. To celebrate, new Shipt members who sign up prior to expansion will receive an annual membership for $49 (normally $99).

Founded in 2014, Shipt is committed to simplifying its members’ lives by offering a new, convenient grocery shopping experience. Delivering grocery stores’ full selection of items, Shipt’s marketplace gives customers the ability to browse their local stores’ aisles online, in addition to categories featuring healthy ingredients, seasonal selections, and inspiration for quick, easy meals.

“At Shipt, we’re focused on making life easier for our members. This pilot with Lidl marks a milestone in our continued commitment to provide families with high-quality fresh groceries and essentials from local stores they trust,” said Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt. “Lidl is well-loved by our members in the Carolinas. Moving into 2018, we plan to continue growing and providing the convenience and quality of grocery delivery to more families across the country.”

Since opening its first U.S. stores in June 2017, Lidl has driven prices down significantly in the neighborhoods in which it operates stores. In this time, Lidl has also built a loyal following among customers who appreciate Lidl’s high quality products. The pilot program with Shipt offers an additional avenue to access Lidl’s fresh produce and award-winning products, providing a time-saving solution for families who already know and love the Lidl brand.

“As we continue to grow our store network along the east coast, we remain laser-focused on delivering our customers convenient access to top quality goods and groceries at the lowest possible prices,” said Zara Khaleeli, Senior Project Manager at Lidl, “By expanding our pilot with Shipt, we are excited to offer our valued customers another convenient way to receive the affordable, trusted products they have come to expect from Lidl.”

Leading up to the expansion, Shipt plans to hire additional shoppers across both the North Carolina and South Carolina network. They will be a part of the team responsible for ensuring complete, accurate fulfillments of each order. To apply to be a Shipt Shopper, visit and click “Get Paid to Shop.”

About Shipt
Shipt, the nation's fastest growing online grocery marketplace, works with leading retailers and local stores to deliver groceries via a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Since its founding in 2014, Shipt has been rapidly expanding and now offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to over 30 million households in more than 70 markets across the country. Shipt offers unlimited grocery deliveries to members for $99 per year. The company currently has offices in Birmingham, AL, and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit

About Lidl
Lidl operates more than 10,000 stores in 28 countries, offering customers the highest quality fresh produce, meat, bakery items and a wide array of household products at the lowest possible prices. Lidl first established its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia in June 2015. Since then, it has announced regional headquarters and distribution centers in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Alamance County, North Carolina, Cecil County, Maryland and Bartow County, Georgia. For more information, visit

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