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

2,549 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 July 2021
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2021
Foreseen end date
31 March 2022


The Dannish retailer Netto, a subsidiary of Salling Group, announced that it will implement a collective dismissal programme which will cause up to 2,549 redundancies across Poland by the end of March 2022. Thes source reports that the cuts will affect up to 2,249 rank-and-files and up to 300 managerial roles. Under the restructuring programme, Netto is to close another 37 Tesco stores which were acquired by the group (on 12 March 2021, the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection issued an approval for the acquisition of 301 shops and 2 distribution centres by Salling Group). The programme will be implemented between 1 July 2021 and 31 March 2022.

In June 2021, Tesco has already announced a closure of its 11 stores in Poland, which will be carried out between 21 June and 31 August 2021.

According to trade unions, the redundancy plan is due to company's change in its organisational structure, including the reduction of some specific positions both in stores and in distribution centres, to simplify its business process and to adapt to its new operating model.

Founded in 1960, Salling Group is Denmark’s largest retailer which owns several chains of stores, Netto, Føtex, Bilka and Salling. Netto operates in Germany, Poland, Denmark, Sweden. In Poland, the chain has been operating since 1995.



Eurofound (2021), Netto, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 105025, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105025.