EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Östra Mellansverige
Location of affected unit(s): Solna and Västerås


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
Number Employed: 22000
Group: ICA Gruppen

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-01-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 200
Planned Job Reductions max: 200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The Swedish company Ica, specialised in the grocery retail sector, has announced plans to dismiss 200 employees in back office roles. The affected units are located in the two cities of Solna and Västerås. The job losses are part of the company’s plan to save SEK 180 million (€17 million), which are to be invested into digitalisation and automation. The cuts include existing jobs and vacancies, and are expected to be implemented in the second half of 2019. Ica is currently undertaking negotiations with the trade union on the format of the cuts.