EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Northern Ireland


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
Number Employed: 1030
Group: Schwarz Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-01-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 170

Additional Information

Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain, has announced plans to create 170 jobs across its 40 stores and a distribution centre in Northern Ireland in 202, taking the number of its employees in Northern Ireland to over 1,200. The jobs include operational and office-based roles.

Lidl opened its first shops in the UK in 1994 and currently has 800 shops. The chain has continued to grow during the COVID-19 crisis and aims to have 1,000 shops by the end of 2023.