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Lidl Italia

Lidl Italia

Geographic Location

Country: Italy


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: 16500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-07-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Planned Job Creation: 2000

Additional Information

The supermarket chain Lidl Italia announced an expansion plan called 'Lidl for Italy' which foresees 2,000 new hirings and the opening of 50 new sales points by the end of 2020. 

The 'Lidl for Italy' plan is considered by the management as a contribution to the country's recovery after the phase of lockdown which accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan is based on three main pillars: real estate and logistics investments, the creation of new jobs, and the valorisation of the Italian agricultural production.

Today Lidl's staff in Italy amounts to around 16,500 workers employed in 660 sales points and 10 logistics platforms. Lidl operates in 29 countries around the world, and counts 10,800 stores and approximately 287,000 employees.