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Tesco to close 18 stores in Poland

Published 06 February 2018

UK-based supermarket chain Tesco said that it will close 18 loss-making stores across Poland as part of its improvement plan and has briefed its employees in this regard.

Tesco Polska managing director Martin Behan said: “The decision to close stores is never easy, but often necessary. Our focus is now on doing all we can to support affected colleagues through the change, including offering as many as possible roles in nearby stores. I would like to personally thank all colleagues working in the stores for everything they have been doing to serve local customers.”

The stores which will close are Gliwice Toszecka, Rydultowy Ladna, Siemianowice Slaskie, Skoczów Morcinka, Garwolin Targowa, Oswiecim Nojego, Oswiecim Sniadeckiego, Ruda Slaska Górnoslaska, Lubaczów Baziaka, Brzeszcze, Knurów 1 Maja, Ustron Cieszynska, Swidnica Marcinkowskiego, Debica Kosciuszki, Sroda Wielkopolska, Stalowa Wola Okulickiego, Lódz Przybyszewskiego and Piotrków Trybunalski Szkolna. The majority of the stores will continue serving customers by March.

Separately, Tesco briefed its employees on changes to ways of working. “We are also making changes to a number of roles in stores which are designed to give us greater flexibility and increase the efficiency with we serve customers and support colleagues.

The changes include reducing the number of Team Managers in larger stores. Our intention is to offer all colleagues working in the affected roles the support to move into new roles and minimise the need for anyone to leave the business” – adds Martin Behan.

Behan concluded: “All these changes will help turn our improving sales performance in Poland into profitable growth which will allow us to invest more effectively in colleagues and customers in the future.”



Source: Company Press Release