Internal restructuring
Sydsverige; Skåne län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco
46.3 - Wholesale of food, beverages and tobacco

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 January 2022
Employment effect (start)
31 March 2022
Foreseen end date


Food wholesale company Bergendahls Food has announced to lay off 130 white-collar employees at its facility in Hässleholm, in Southern Sweden. Affected workers are employed in marketing and acquisitions. The company was acquired by Dagab last autumn and the decision to lay-off staff was made in order to improve efficiency and avoid dual operations that were found after the acquisition. 

The notice was given in a pre-recorded video format sent out to the employees by email. The employees could ask questions about the decision through a questionnaire. Negotiations with the trade union representatives have started and the final number of jobs cuts will be announced at the end of the negotiations in March 2022. The elected representative for the trade union Unionen at Bergendahls Food was surprised by the extent of the job cuts, but mainly by the method of communicating the decision to the employees. The method was decided due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to the CEO of Dagab. Technology could be unreliable in large digital meetings, whereby a video format was considered preferable.

Bergendahls Food operates in Sweden and employs over 3,600 people.



Eurofound (2022), Bergendahls Food, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 106257, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106257.