EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

3 Suisses

3 Suisses

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Nord; Nord - Pas-De-Calais
Location of affected unit(s): Croix


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.91 - Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet
Number Employed: 409

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-04-2014
Planned Job Reductions min: 198
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-12-2014
Other Job Reduction Measures: 198

Additional Information

The group 3 Suisses, on-line and mail order retailer, has announced its plan to cut about 198 jobs in the framework of a reorganisation. The management decided to eliminate the traditional paper catalogue and to use its website. Management proposals are to provide support for outplacement to 166 employees and early retirement for 32 employees over 56 years old. The discussion with social partners on the social plan starts 17 April with the aim to conclude by 17 July. 3 Suisses has lost 300 million since 2008 and 62 million only in 2013. The first catalogue was published in 1932 and the last one was sent in November 2013 for the Spring and Summer collection.