Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
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 creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 March 2022
Employment effect (start)
14 March 2022
Foreseen end date


German discount retailer Lidl is to create 150 new jobs in different regions in Lithuania. Following the outbreak of the Russian military actions, Lidl Lietuva announced that it was ready to employ 150 refugees who had to leave their country Ukraine because of the war. The retail chain will offer Ukrainians jobs in 50 Lidl stores in different regions of Lithuania, as well as in a logistics centre in Kaunas. Different job positions may be offered to Ukrainians also at the head office in Vilnius, depending on their qualifications. Lidl will also give €100 Lidl gift cards to the new employees. As other employees, they will receive private supplementary health insurance and financial supplements.

Lidl is a German retailer of food and non-food products. The company owes around 11,200 stores in 29 countries. In Lithuania, Lidl Lietuva started its operations in 2016 and has 60 retail chain stores in 24 cities. Currently, the company employs 2,576 employees.

Previous business expansion is recorded in the ERM database in 2021, with 180 new jobs (Lidl Lietuva-2021-LT).



Eurofound (2022), Lidl Lietuva, Business expansion in Lithuania, factsheet number 106442, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106442.