EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Stockholms län; Stockholm
Location of affected unit(s): Stockholm


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.25 - Retail sale of beverages in specialised stores
Number Employed: 576

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-01-2023
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 12-01-2023
Foreseen End Date: 01-04-2023
Direct Dismissals: 100

Additional Information

Systembolaget, a Swedish state-owned company with a statutory monopoly on the retail sale of alcohol beverages, has initiated negotiations to dismiss more than 100 employees out of 576 at its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Employees in Systembolaget’s stores or warehouses will not be affected by the current restructuring. 

Systembolaget has explained the dismissals by freeing up resources for other initiatives in the areas of digitalisation, sustainability, and public health. The aim is to save up to SEK 200 million. The reformed organisation is to be in place in April, 2023.

Systembolaget has 450 stores and around 475 retailers. The company employs more than 6,000 people in Sweden.