Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

350 - 700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2020
Foreseen end date
21 August 2020


Tesco-Global, the Hungarian affiliate of British retail conglomeration Tesco, announced a downsizing that potentially affects 700 employees. After notifying the unions, the firm informed the employees about the dismissal by letter. The final magnitude of the job loss will depend on how many workers will receive an alternative offer from the company, and how many of them will accept the offer. But even if part of the workers gets a new job, the elimination of their earlier jobs constitutes a collective dismissal.

The reorganisation entails the merging of several jobs, which will require that employees become more versatile and can be assigned various tasks more flexibly. Another part of the reorganisation is to reduce the floor area of the store segment of the hypermarkets, and use the space freed up to attract service providers into the hypermarkets – for example, pharmacies, post offices, restaurants, clothing shops.

The present reorganisation is part of an ongoing trend during which several hypermarkets have been closed and certain activities have been outsourced in the past five years. According to the management, this means that the company can now operate with fewer employees than in the past.



Eurofound (2020), Tesco-Global, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 101422, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101422.