Lidl plots One Hundred Outlets more; A Minimum Salary Increase of 30% in Romania


German discounter Lidl plots to open another 100 discount stores across Romania, in addition to the 200 stores it already has in the region told Mr Frank Wagner, the director of the group’s operations in Romania. Most of these stores has been unveiled during a tenure of five years from 2011 and 2016. Wagner added that they want to keep the expansion range at 10 to 15 outlets per annum, and even to accelerate if there is any opportunities. He further explained that the expansion depends purely on permits and the availability of space. Now the group had expanded to 200 stores and reached a turner of EUR 1.1 billion last year. Lidl Romania stands third on the basis of turnover after Kaufland and Carrefour.

The retailer which has around 4000 employees in its rolls has increased the minimum salary by 30%. After the salary hike any full time employee whether working in stores or depot can earn atleast RON 2199 (EUR488) as gross salary. A lidl employee working in the stores or depot can now reach a gross salary of EUR 665 including food vouchers. It has an efficient pay-roll system, by means of that the salary increases every year in the first 3 years of active employment.