Internal restructuring
Praha; Hlavni mesto Praha;
Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco
46.36 - Wholesale of sugar and chocolate and sugar confectionery

33 - 53 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 May 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Ovocný Světozor, the Czech confectionery chain, dismissed between 30 and 50 agency workers, and 3 employees in their probation period, out of about 307 staff due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The internal restructuring was originated by the loss made by the company as a consequence of the measures to contain the outbreak, corresponding to a daily amount of CZK 450,000 (about €17,000). During the COVID-19 crisis some of its shops were closed or operating in a restricted mode, while currently only 9 of its 13 stores are working. In this period, the company was supported by a subsidised loan, guaranteed at 80% by the State, of CZK 15 million (about € 550,000).

Ovocný Světozor is a confectionery operative in Prague from 1992. From one establishment it has expanded, in more than twenty years of activity, to the current 13 confectioneries with their own production, bakery and ice cream factory.



Eurofound (2020), Ovocný Světozor, Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 100608, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100608.