EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Pigu

Company/Organisation:
Pigu

Geographic Location

Country: Lithuania
Region: Vilniaus apskritis; Lietuva
Location of affected unit(s): Vilnius

Company

Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet
Number Employed: 486
Group: Pigu Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-10-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 17-10-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

Lithuanian-capital online retailer Pigu.lt selling consumer products via Internet is to create around 100 new jobs in Vilnius in 2020. According to the management, in 2020, due to COVID-19 sales increased on average by 40% as compared to 2019. The company has already increased the number of employees in April 2020 (when the quarantine was announced in Lithuania) and currently is looking for 100 more employees. Currently Pigu employs 486 employees in Lithuania.

The Pigu Group owns the online shopping centres Pigu.lt in Lithuania, 220.lv in Latvia and Kaup24.ee in Estonia and is the largest online shopping company in the Baltic States. The company offers nearly 140,000 consumer products, including household appliances, electronics, beauty and fashion, children goods, sports and other goods.

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