EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Schwarzwald-Baar-Kreis; Freiburg; Baden-Württemberg
Location of affected unit(s): Villingen-Schwenningen


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.59 - Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores
Number Employed: 18500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-02-2016
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2017
Foreseen End Date: 01-02-2017
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

XXXLutz, an Austrian furniture store chain, creates 200 new jobs due to the construction of a new furniture store in Villingen (Baden- Wuerttemberg). The construction will begin on 15 March 2016 and the opening is planned for summer 2017. With a surface of 27,000 square metres the new store is the 38th store owned by the Austrian furniture store chain.

The company was planning to construct a new store since 2007. The project was however subject to delays due to issues with authorities and residents.

XXXLutz, headquartered in Wels (Austria) currently employs around 18,500 employees. The company has recently been criticised due to almost 100 sudden job cuts at its site in Mannheim (Germany) at the beginning of February 2016.