Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Via Stalls And Markets Or Other
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 December 2020
Employment effect (start)
3 December 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Lithuanian online shop Barbora, which provides food delivery services, is to create around 300 new jobs in Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipeda by the end of 2020.

The main cause of the business expansion is the COVID-19 pandemic. Indeed, quarantine rules in Lithuania provide for limited number of people in supermarkets, thus demand for Barbora's services has increased.

Barbora is mainly looking for new goods collectors and couriers. The company will employ staff on open-ended contracts and the employees are expected to remain part of the team after the end of COVID-19 measures.

Barbora is the largest online grocery and everyday goods store in the Baltic States. The company has belonged to Maxima Group since 2017 and currently it employs 1,268 employees in Lithuania. During the first wave of restrictions, in Spring 2020, the company hired 700 employees.



Eurofound (2020), Barbora, Business expansion in Lithuania, factsheet number 102722, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102722.