EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Miasto Lodz; Lodzkie; Centralny
Location of affected unit(s): Łódź


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.64 - Retail sale of sporting equipment in specialised stores

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-01-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-03-2017
Planned Job Creation: 300

Additional Information

French retail chain of sport products Decathlon has announced that it will create 300 jobs at its new distribution centre in Łódź. The centre is expected to be operational in March 2017. With a surface of 32,000 square metres the hall will be the second logistic centre of Decathlon in Poland. The unit will supply article to stores in Poland (especially located in the northern part of the country) and Scandinavia.

Decathlon, headquartered in Villeneuve d'Ascq (France), currently  has 1120 stores in 30 countries and employs 70,000 employees worldwide. In Poland, the company has been operating since 2001; it has 46 stores and two distribution centres (both located in Gliwice).