EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.2 - Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores
Number Employed: 253000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-10-2008
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2010
Planned Job Creation: 25000

Additional Information

On 15 October 2008, the German supermarket corporation Edeka announced the creation of 25,000 new jobs by opening 1,000 new outlets between 2008 and the end of 2010 (no precise timeline is given). This move comes in spite of a difficult economic environment. Whereas outlets of Edeka's discount chain Netto employ on average between 10 and 15 employees, the largest Edeka outlets will have sometimes more than 70 employees.