Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Edinburgh and West of Scotland
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

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 January 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 January 2016


Discount supermarket Lidl has announced plans for further job creation in Scotland.  500 new jobs will be created to add to the 1,800 who Lidl currently employ in  Scotland. As well as refurbishing and relocating existing stores, the company will add three further stores. Two of these new stores will be in Edinburgh and the third will be in the west of Scotland. The Edinburgh stores will open in the autumn of 2015; no date has been given for the store in the west of Scotland. The distribution centre, currently in Livingston, will be moved to Armadale in 2016. The move to add new jobs follows previous expansion in other parts of the UK in 2014.  


  • 23 January 2015: BBC Website


Eurofound (2015), Lidl, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 78260, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78260.