Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Olecko and Piotrków Trybunalski
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

700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 March 2017
Employment effect (start)
6 March 2017
Foreseen end date


British global retailer Tesco has announced that it will cut 700 jobs via collective dismissal programme. The restructuring programme is associated with the plan to close down two stores in Olecko and Piotrków Trybunalski as well as close e-commerce platforms in some cities across the country. The conditions of the programme will be negotiated with the local trade unions. The company said it will try to minimise direct dismissals by offering positions in other operational areas and locations.

Tesco has been operating in Poland since 1992 and currently operates over 400 stores in the country and employs nearly 30,000 people.


  • 6 March 2017: Bankier


Eurofound (2017), Tesco, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 90526, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90526.