Up until now, the only real thing IKEA and Trader Joe's had in common was their equally fanatic, cult-like followings. But a German chain store has found a way to combine the best of both stores, with a little bit of discount department store appeal thrown in for good measure.
Meet , the grocery store that offers deep discounts on not only produce and other foods, but home furnishings, clothing, and even appliances.
According to , the Germany-based chain has taken Europe by storm, and is planning its first foray into the U.S. retail market in 2018.
Similar to Trader Joe's, the store keeps food prices low by relying on generic brands and stocking a limited inventory of items, and just like IKEA, it will offer guests the chance to purchase well-priced furnishings. (And, FWIW, it uses the same colors as IKEA in its logo.)
In anticipation of Lidl's stateside debut, we took a look at a few of its international offerings, and we have to say the prices are pretty enticing. We're talking $30 , , and fresh for as little as $3.
But until 2018, we will wait with bated breath while sitting on our , snacking on .