Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Rennes; Meaux; Entzheim
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

440 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
31 July 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2007
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


LIDL, a German group that distributes and retails food at discount prices, has announced that it is to create 440 new jobs in France before the end of 2007. The firm will construct three new warehouses for storage in Rennes, Meaux, and Entzheim at which the new jobs will be created. 120 new jobs will be created at Rennes, 150 at Meaux, and 170 at Entzheim. Each of the three warehouses will measure 30,000 square metres. It is also known that the site at Entzheim will cost 25 million EUR. Lidl holds a 4.3 per cent share of the French market for food distribution and holds one-third of the French market for discount food retail. The firm operates 1,400 stores in France.


  • 4 July 2007: LSA
  • 1 August 2007: Les Echos


Eurofound (2007), LIDL, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 65657, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65657.