Business expansion
Méditerranée; Languedoc-Roussillon; Hérault
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

180 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 October 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
1 December 2010


LIDL, the German group that retails and distributes food at discount prices, is to create 180 new jobs in Béziers with the construction of a new storage warehouse. The new site will involve an investment of 20 million EUR, and the employment at the site will be created before the end of November 2010. The firm’s announcement of the development of the new site at Béziers follows the announcement in July 2007 that LIDL were to create 440 new jobs in Rennes, Meaux, and Entzheim with the construction of three other storage warehouses. LIDL holds a 4.3 per cent share of the French market for food distribution and one third of the French market for discount food retailing. LIDL operates 1,400 stores in France.


  • 12 October 2007: Midi Libres


Eurofound (2007), LIDL, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 65904, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65904.