Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Madrid, Catalonia, Balearic Islands, Valencia, Murcia, and Andalusia
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

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 July 2021
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


The German supermarket chain Aldi has announced the creation of more than 1,000 jobs in Spain, increasing its workforce by 17%. The 37% of the new jobs will be in Madrid, 25% in Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, 22% in Valencia and Murcia, and 11% in Andalusia. In addition, the company has announced, as part of its expansion plan, the future opening of 40 new establishments in Galicia, the expansion of the logistics platforms in Dos Hermanas (Seville) and Masquefa (Barcelona), and the construction of a new warehouse in Sagunto (Valencia).

During the first half of the year, Aldi has already hired about 500 staff. The recruitment is expected to be finished by the end of 2021.

Aldi currently has 342 stores in Spain with almost 6000 staff. The company expects to expand its commercial and logistics area by more than 50% in the next two years. 

In 2020, Aldi created about 800 jobs across Spain



Eurofound (2021), Aldi, Business expansion in Spain, factsheet number 105135, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105135.