EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Leroy Merlin

Leroy Merlin

Geographic Location

Country: Portugal
Region: Continente
Location of affected unit(s): Alfragide, Matosinhos, Amadora e Maia


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46 - Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
Group: Leroy Merlin

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-03-2009
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2009
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009
Planned Job Creation: 700

Additional Information

Leroy Merlin, a French worldwide home improvement and gardening retailer announced that the number of stores in Portugal will be doubled this year.
Despite the crisis, the company will open new stores in Alfragide, Maia, Matosinhos and Amadora, which will involve an investment of around 60 million euros and will create 700 new jobs.