EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Slovenia
Region: Osrednjeslovenska; Slovenija
Location of affected unit(s): Various locations in Osrednjeslovenska and Gorenjska region


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: 9726
Group: Fortenova

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-08-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 15-08-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2021
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

Mercator Group, the largest Slovenian retail trade chain, opened 100 new job posts. The ownership was recently transferred from a bankrupt retailer Agrokor to a newly established Croatian Fortenova Group. After a long financial consolidation, Fortenova’s management is expecting stable growth and new hirings. The need for additional staff emerged due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of 100 jobs are based in Osrednjeslovenska and Gorenjska region. Most searched occupations are sellers, butchers, bakers, cooks, and workers in logistics.

At the end of 2020, the company has 9,726 employees.

For previous restructuring cases of Mercator in Slovenia, see Mercator-SL-2005Mercator-SL-2011, and Mercator-SL-2013.