Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
All Poland
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

5,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 July 2014
Employment effect (start)
9 July 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Portuguese food retail company Jerónimo Martins, owner of the Biedronka chain of stores, announced that it will create 5,000 new jobs across Poland by the end of 2014. According to the sources, the company is looking to employ managers and has launched a media campaign as part of the recruitment process. The campaign is aimed at graduates and it is in contrast to the company’s previous policy of appointing managers internally.

Accoring to the sources, the company also plans to create an additional 3,000 jobs in management by 2017. Jerónimo Martins has been operating in Poland since 1995 and employs about 50,000 people in Poland. The company has over 2,470 stores and 14 distribution centres across Poland. 

The ERM reported other instances of restructuring announced by Jerónimo Martins in 20142013a2013b2012a2012b2011a and 2011b.


  • 9 July 2014: Gazeta Wyborcza
  • 9 July 2014: Portal Spożywczy


Eurofound (2014), Jerónimo Martins, Business expansion in Poland, factsheet number 77363, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77363.