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

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
19 June 2023
Employment effect (start)
19 June 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


Kaufland, a German retailer, is to create 1,000 jobs in the ten new stores, which it plans to open by the end of 2023. In 2022, the company advertised 1,300 new jobs. The company announced its intention to invest around €300 million in building the new stores. The pay scale and benefits package are steadily improved, with the minimum net salary at Kaufland in 2022 being almost 60% higher than the national minimum net salary.

The large German retailer has 1,500 stores in eight countries across Europe. As of December 2022, Kaufland has an estimated 17,000 employees working in its 168 stores and 2 logistics platforms in Romania. This makes the company the country's largest private employer.



Eurofound (2023), Kaufland, Business expansion in Romania, factsheet number 109227, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/109227.