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Tesco to build new unit in Miskolc

Construction of a new Tesco unit in Miskolc will begin in May, the Hungarian unit of the UK supermarket chain told MTI on Friday.

The new Tesco store, the fifth in the city, will employ 160 workers and will have an area of 50,000sqm.

The store is scheduled to open in 2011.

Tesco-Global Áruházak has opened 103 hypermarkets during its 16 years of operation in Hungary, employing a total of 22,000 people.

The company estimates its 2009 turnover to be slightly up from HUF 602 billion (€2.27 billion) in 2008. (MTI-ECONEWS)