EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Lidl Romania

Lidl Romania

Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Location of affected unit(s): different locations from Romania


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: 9000
Group: Schwarz

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-01-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 14-01-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2021
Planned Job Creation: 2000

Additional Information

The Romanian subsidiary of the German discount supermarket chain Lidl announced that up to 2,000 new jobs will be created in 20 new stores in Romania by the end of 2021.

Lidl has 289 stores and 5 logistics centres in Romania. In 2021, Lidl intends to expand its self-check-out service across its stores. The retailer is also testing a new store format and will open its sixth logistics centre near Bucharest. 

As of January 2021, Liddl has a workforce in Romania of approximately 9,000. Lidl operates in 32 countries worldwide, has over 11,200 stores and 160 logistics centres.