Budapest, July 23 (MTI) – Workforce shortages have created serious problems at the fresh goods distribution centre of Tesco’s Hungarian operations, daily Magyar Idők said on Saturday.
The paper said Tesco is experiencing daily problems with deliveries of products to its stores, resulting in inventory shortfalls of staple goods lasting for several days and erratic service in Budapest as well as other cities.
Several employees have resigned recently at the central distribution warehouse, just outside the capital, complaining about work overload and low pay.
The company could decide at the end of the summer to cut opening hours at certain stores or withdraw certain product groups from the offer, the manager of a large Tesco hypermarket in the capital, who did not want his identity revealed, told the paper.
When contacted by the paper, Tesco Global Áruházak attributed the problems to a temporary seasonal inventory shortfall, adding that they are working on solving the problem.