EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): National level


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.19 - Other retail sale in non-specialised stores

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-03-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 1600
Planned Job Reductions max: 1600
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 02-04-2012
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2014
Planned Job Creation: 3200
Other Job Reduction Measures: 1600

Additional Information

Retail chain Auchan wants to create 3,200 new positions in the next two years, mainly by opening 50 Drive away stores (where customers can pick up their goods purchased online) and six new stores. On the same period, Auchan expect to cut 1,600 positions on 117 sites to increase its productivity. Unions said that 1,700 jobs would be cut but that management committed to avoid forced redundancies. The jb cuts will be carried out through natural departures and non-renewal of fixed-term contracts.