“Lidl” is currently investing in possible branches and warehouses in BiH, it was confirmed by this German retail chain.
“In this context, we have already filled the relevant vacancies and we are actively looking for additional employees in order to further expand the existing team,” Nezavisne novine was told.
Lidl says that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a retail market where their concept is widely accepted by consumers.
Bojan Kresojević, the city manager of the city of Banja Luka, said that talks have been held with representatives of the company “Lidl” and that they have full support from the City Administration.
“Currently, we are in the phase of finding an adequate location, and we support the creation of new jobs and are here to facilitate business conditions,” Kresojević points out.
As a reminder, in the past few days, the media has extensively reported on the fact that “Lidl” in Bijeljina has started the construction of a business building, namely on the corner of Šabački đak and Raja Banjičić streets. It was announced that the works began on September 21, and that the contractor is “Tehnograd” from Tuzla, and that six sales facilities are currently planned in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In addition, there was information a few months ago that “Lidl” was withdrawing from BiH, then the Agency for the Promotion of Foreign Investments in BiH (FIPA) told “Nezavisne novine” that this German company had not officially informed them about leaving the BiH market. even though they have completed the registration process and were in the process finding locations for their markets.
They confirmed that they are not even thinking about withdrawing.
The German media announced that “Lidl” could open its first facilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina as early as 2022, and eventually up to 30 stores could be opened in Bosnia and Herzegovina.