EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Italy (Bari, Florence, Piacenza, Milan), US (Chicago), United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Turkey (Istanbul)


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46.17 - Agents involved in the sale of food, beverages and tobacco

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-04-2013
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 02-04-2013
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2013
Planned Job Creation: 1700

Additional Information

On 2 April 2013, Italian food retailer Eataly announced its plan to expand its business to 7 new locations by the end of 2013. The high-end food market chain will open new stores in Bari, Florence, Piacenza, Milan (Italy) as well as in Chicago (US), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), and Istanbul (Turkey). According to the company, this step will create around 1,700 positions.