EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.75 - Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores
Number Employed: 1870
Group: Renault

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-01-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 347
Planned Job Reductions max: 347
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2021
Foreseen End Date: 30-04-2022
Direct Dismissals: 347

Additional Information

Douglas, the parent company of Nocibé, has just announced the closure of 62 Nocibé shops as part of a reorganisation project involving the retail group's physical and web presence. This 24-month plan could involve 347 positions in France (and 2,500 at EU level). The Nocibé head office is unlikely to be significantly affected. According to the CFTC union, 338 employees working in shops and 9 at headquarters are affected in France, representing a total of 347 job cuts. The closures would affect 12% of its total shop base. 'The company's management, together with the social partners, will look for all the solutions so that each of the employees can benefit from adapted support', explains the company. This project should lead to 'an omnichannel business model for the distribution of beauty products. It will be based on the complementarity of a network of local shops, with a website and digital tools'. This reorganisation is related to the COVID-19 crisis, the growth of telework during the pandemic and resulting declines in demand for the company's goods.