EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Location of affected unit(s): Warsaw, Kalisz and Wrocław


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

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-06-2018
Planned Job Reductions min: 240
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 20-06-2018
Foreseen End Date: 10-08-2018
Direct Dismissals: 240

Additional Information

British global retailer Tesco has announced that it will close three stores across Poland and cut 240 jobs through a collective dismissal programme. The programme will affect three unprofitable stores located in Kalisz, Warsaw and Wrocław. The programme will be carried out between 20th June and 10th August 2018. According to the source, the restructuring event will affect 211 rank and file and 29 personnel managers.

Tesco has been operating in Poland since 1992 and currently has about 400 stores in the country. In February 2018, the company announced a restructuring programme resulting in a reduction of 600 jobs.