Business expansion
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

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
25 February 2016
Employment effect (start)
14 April 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


Lidl Italia, Italian branch of German supermarket chain Lidl, announced the opening of 30 new stores and the creation of 2,000 new jobs in Italy.

The chain has been operating in Italy for 24 years, and it has a total workforce of 12,000 people and 570 stores (see also Lidl ItaliaIT-2015).

About  80% of the new employees will work in the new stores, while the remaining share will be employed at the headquarters, in the administrative offices and across the ten Italian logistics centres.

The recruitment process has already started. Recruitment days have been organised mainly in the south of Italy, where most of the new stores are expected to open.


  • 26 February 2016: La Stampa


Eurofound (2016), Lidl Italia, Business expansion in Italy, factsheet number 87381, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87381.