Discount chain Lidl is looking for store sites as it prepares to enter the Romanian market, according to local media.

The German group wants plots ranging from between 43,000 and 86,000 sq ft in towns with 30,000 inhabitants or more. Lidl plans to open stores in Galati, Bistrita-Nasaud, Lasi, Medias and Slobozia in a €150m (£130.2m) drive to create a chain of more than 100 stores in the country.

Lidl plans to build offices in Chiajna this year and construct a 484,390 sq ft logistics centre ready for its store debut in 2010.