Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
All over Slovenia
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
46 - Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

1,080 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 October 2010
Employment effect (start)
22 October 2010
Foreseen end date
30 June 2011


On the 22 October 2010, the Merkur Group announced a mass redundancy plan affecting 1,080 jobs out of total workforce of 4,800. The Merkur Group is wholesaler and retailer of technical products for domestic and industrial applications. It is the Slovenian market leader in sales of home products and DIY, electro-installation materials, apparatuses and appliances, machinery and tools, ferrous and non-ferrous metal products, and industrial items for professional use. The company is headquartered in Kranj in the Gorenjska region with shopping centres and shops all around Slovenia and in South Eastern European countries. Merkur has had finincial troubles due to reduced orders as a result of the economic downturn and also increased debts which are a result of the management buy-out.


  • 22 October 2010: Finance
  • 22 October 2010: Delo


Eurofound (2010), Merkur Group, Internal restructuring in Slovenia, factsheet number 71226, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71226.