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Auchan Retail France

Auchan Retail France

Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating
Group: Auchan

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-05-2017
Planned Job Reductions min: 462
Planned Job Reductions max: 462
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2017
Foreseen End Date: 31-05-2020
Planned Job Creation: 780

Additional Information

The retailer network Auchan Retail France (345 396 employees worldwide), a subsidiary of Group Auchan has announced a reorganisation that will lead to 462 job reductions and the creation of 780 positions in its network of outlets by 2020. The reorganisation will have a net employment effect of 318 job creations by 2020. The group will change its brand "Simply market" to "Auchan Supermarché". All the support functions currently dispatched in units on national level will be centralised in a campus at Villeneuve-d'Ascq (Nord) and in regional units. This part of the reorganisation will lead to the 462 job cuts announced. In the meanwhile, the group will reinforce its staff in its network of supermarket and recruit about 780 employees by 2020 (+10% to 15% employees more in each supermarket).