EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Douglas Italia

Douglas Italia

Geographic Location

Country: Italy


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.75 - Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-03-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 457
Planned Job Reductions max: 457
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 457

Additional Information

The management of the perfumery chain Douglas Italia presented a restructuring plan entailing the closure of 128 salespoints employing 457 workers, the majority of them are women. 

The list of 128 stores that will be closed was announced to the trade unions and the company already started to cancel a good number of shops' rental contracts.

The choice, connected to the reduction in business volumes connected to Covid-19 restrictions, is contested by the sectoral trade unions. A meeting between the parties has been scheduled at the Ministry of Economic development for 6 April 2021.

In Italy, the company has an historical presence and counts over 500 stores.