Location of affected unit(s)
Leszno, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Łomża, Bełchatów and Wrocław
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

380 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 January 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2020
Foreseen end date
30 April 2020


The supermarket chain Tesco announced its plans to close five hypermarkets in Leszno, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Łomża, Bełchatów and Wrocław, which will cause 380 redundancies. The jobs will be cut throughout a collective dismissal programme, which will affect 304 rank and file and 76 managerial positions. The company plans to carry out the redundancies between 1 February 2020 and 30 April 2020. According to the conditions of the redundancy programme, dismissed workers will receive severance pay. Tesco revealed that the decision was taken due to economic reasons.

Operating in Poland since 1992, the company has around 340 stores across the country. In 2019, the company already announced five other restructuring programmes: January (1,300 jobs cut), June (1,480 jobs cut), August (2,154 jobs cut), September (2,117 jobs cut) and November (224 jobs cut).



Eurofound (2020), Tesco, Closure in Poland, factsheet number 99666, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99666.