EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Du Bruit Dans La Cuisine

Du Bruit Dans La Cuisine

Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.59 - Retail sale of furniture, lighting equipment and other household articles in specialised stores
Number Employed: 260
Group: Retail Vision

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-07-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 141
Planned Job Reductions max: 141
Type of Restructuring: Merger/Acquisition
Employment Effect Start: 01-08-2019
Foreseen End Date: 31-08-2019
Direct Dismissals: 141

Additional Information

The Commercial Court of Rennes validated Little extra's offer to take over the brand 'Du Bruit dans la Cuisine', which was put into receivership at the end of January. Only 19 stores out of 34 will be kept. Dismissal will affect 141 employees (out of 260), including about 20 at the company's head office in Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande. Difficulties encountered by the brand, according to a former manager, include a change in consumption patterns (less people using shopping centres and an increase in rents required by shopping centre owners), and the movement of 'yellow vests', which reduced sales volumes at the end of 2018.