Business expansion
Severna Bulgaria;
Location of affected unit(s)
Lom, Kavarna, Karnobat, Sofia, Ruse, Burga
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

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 February 2024
Employment effect (start)
9 February 2024
Foreseen end date
31 December 2024


The retail chain of stores Lidl Bulgaria, a subsidiary of the German company Schwarz Gruppe, plans to open 8 to 10 new stores in 2024. Nearly 200 new jobs will be created in relation to the expansion. In 2024, the new stores that Lidl plans to open are both in large cities such as Sofia, Ruse, Burgas, and in smaller ones where the chain has not been present so far - Lom, Kavarna, Karnobat, etc. In each new facility, the company will invest an average of BGN 14 million (Euro 3.6 million). Currently the company owns 124 retail stores in 54 towns and over 4000 employees across the country.



Eurofound (2024), LIDL BULGARIA EOOD & Co, Business expansion in Bulgaria, factsheet number 200768, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200768.