EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland


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: 23-08-2018
Planned Job Reductions min: 2200
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 23-08-2018

Additional Information

British global retailer Tesco has announced that it will close 13 stores across Poland and cut up to 2,200 jobs through a collective dismissal programme. The programme will affect 13 unprofitable stores in Bytom, Chorzów, Gliwice, Hrubieszów, Jelenia Góra, Kalisz, Knurów, Piaseczno, Poznań, Sieradz, Strzelin, Września and Żory.

Tesco has been operating in Poland since 1992 and currently has about 400 stores in the country. In 2018, the company announced two restructuring programmes (in February and June) resulting in a closure of 21 stores and the reduction of 840 jobs.