Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
various locations
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.71 - Manufacture Of Bread; Manufacture Of Fresh Pastry Goods And Cakes

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 January 2024
Employment effect (start)
2 January 2024
Foreseen end date
2 January 2024


As announced on 2 January 2024, the German bakery chain Lila Bäcker is cutting approximately 500 jobs due to internal restructuring.

In October 2023, Lila Bäcker filed for insolvency. However, the last possible investor retreated in December 2023. As a consequence, Lila Bäcker, who is facing tough market conditions with rising energy and resource costs, is closing a third of its branches and dismissing approximately 500 employees. According to the company, Lila Bäcker regrets the dismissal of its employees, and emphasises that this step is being taken to make the company competitive again.

As of now, Lila Bäcker has 1,100 employees and 160 branches in Germany.



Eurofound (2024), Lila Bäcker, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 200676, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200676.