Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
different locations from Romania
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 January 2021
Employment effect (start)
14 January 2021
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


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.



Eurofound (2021), Lidl Romania, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 103382, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/103382.