Business expansion
Slovenija; Osrednjeslovenska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Various locations in Osrednjeslovenska and Gorenjska region
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

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 August 2021
Employment effect (start)
15 August 2021
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


Mercator Group, the largest Slovenian retail trade chain, opened 100 new job posts. The ownership was recently transferred from a bankrupt retailer Agrokor to a newly established Croatian Fortenova Group. After a long financial consolidation, Fortenova’s management is expecting stable growth and new hirings. The need for additional staff emerged due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of 100 jobs are based in Osrednjeslovenska and Gorenjska region. Most searched occupations are sellers, butchers, bakers, cooks, and workers in logistics.

At the end of 2020, the company has 9,726 employees.

For previous restructuring cases of Mercator in Slovenia, see Mercator-SL-2005Mercator-SL-2011, and Mercator-SL-2013.



Eurofound (2021), Mercator, Business expansion in Slovenia, factsheet number 105132, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105132.