Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

1,475 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
977 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2020
Foreseen end date


The management of the retail group Auchan Retail France has presented to the Auchan central works council a new reorganisation with 1,475 job cuts in logistics, shops, after-sales service and back office. 

This plan is the second phase of the reorganisation of last January entailing voluntary redundancy plan to cut 677 positions. The digitisation of after-sales service will lead to the closure of 9 of the 11 repair centres for household electrical appliances and the elimination of after-sales service reception in hypermarkets. The supply chain will lose 127 jobs and a further 293 cuts will affect the management of collection lines. Auchan is not reducing the number of cashiers: they will become multi-skilled and will refill the shelves. Hypermarket support services (administration, human resources, management control) will lose 378 positions. The groupis also to close the meat cutting workshop in Lieusaint (Seine-et-Marne), which employs 57 people.

At the same time, the group has announced recruitments: 120 jobs in the supply chain in new professions, such as 'forecasters'. After-sales service gains 56 positions and collection management 169 positions. 32 new jobs will be created in shop support functions. Auchan also plans to hire 600 people through the opening of 300 'pedestrian drives', the points of reception of orders made on line, which the company will multiply to compensate for the low number of its local supermarkets in urban areas. 

In 2017, the group announced 462 job cut and 780 job creation.



Eurofound (2020), Auchan Retail France, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 101796, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101796.