EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Mr Bricolage

Mr Bricolage

Geographic Location

Country: France
Location of affected unit(s): Allonne, Brive-Mazaud, La-Roche-sur-Yon, Lexy,, Montereau, Orléans


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.52 - Retail sale of hardware, paints and glass in specialised stores
Number Employed: 10000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-12-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 170
Planned Job Reductions max: 170
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Direct Dismissals: 170

Additional Information

Mr Bricolage, a network of DIY stores, has announced the disposal of most of the group's directly owned outlets. A total of 59 outlets have been taken over. Six are the subject of a closure project which was presented to staff representatives. In total, these closures result in 170 job cuts. The group employs more than 10,000 people in France.
The group states that after a year of attempts, no satisfactory solution has been found for the 6 integrated stores located in France. Taking note of this situation, the reorganisation plan provides for their closure. These are the stores in Allonne (Oise), Brive-Mazaud (Corrèze), La-Roche-sur-Yon (Vendée), Lexy (Meurthe-et-Moselle), Montereau (Seine-et-Marne) and Orléans (Loiret). The proposal to terminate the activities of the subsidiaries concerned involves the cut of 170 positions. 'An in-depth and high-quality social dialogue will be conducted with all employee representatives' to support the employees, the group emphasises.
A former reorganisation was already recorded with 238 job cuts announced in 2016.