Lidl will open two stores next Monday in Ramnicu Valcea and Moinesti. The retailer has opened the first 11 self built stores earlier this month. The stores are located in Bucharest (2 units), Campulung, Dragasani, Focsani, Giurgiu, Pitesti, Selimbar and Timisoara.
All of the 107 local Plus Discount supermarkets have been rebranded into Lidl stores this June. Discount supermarket chain Lidl bought the local low-cost chain Plus from German owner Tengelmann in February 2010. Part of the German Lidl & Schwartz Group, which already runs Kaufland stores in Romania, Lidl took over the entire Plus business in Romania and Bulgaria, including all employees. Plus entered the Romanian market in 2005.