Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, the UK
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

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
3,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 June 2021
Employment effect (start)
3 June 2021
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


The German global discount retailer Aldi has announced that it will create over 3,000 new jobs worldwide in 2021. More than 1,000 positions are expected to be created in Spain by the end of 2021, as the chain is expanding its commercial and logistics area by more than 50% in the next two years. The chain will create about 2,000 new jobs between summer and Christmas 2021 in the UK, where the company plans to open more than one new store a week across the country. While in the Netherlands, the company has announced that it will close its distribution centre in Best and dismiss all 150 employees.

Aldi has been operating since 1946. Currently, the company has over 11,000 stores in 20 countries employing more than 125,000 people.



Eurofound (2021), Aldi, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 105152, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105152.