Tesco is currently undergoing major restructuring, significantly reducing the number of stores. The changes in the British company are once again carefully used by Kaufland, which will take over other premises. A network belonging to the same company as Lidl, after supermarkets including in Wrocław, Gdańsk or Lublin, it decided to take over another Warsaw office, this time in Gocław.
The financial year 2018/2019 was terrible for the Polish branch of Tesco, the company recorded an operating loss of PLN 55 million. In connection with this, there were voices about the exit of the supermarket chain from the polish market. The company decided to seriously restructure. First of all, the number of stores will be significantly reduced – to 318 branches (at the end of the described period there were 348 stores), their area and available assortment will also change. Group layoffs of over 2,000 have also been announced. people. Last week, trade unionists from NSZZ “Solidarność” met with representatives of the trade network to negotiate their terms.
The Kaufland supermarket chain is part of the Schwarz Group, which also includes Lidl. There are 212 Kaufland discount stores in Poland, employing 16,000 employees.