Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Via Stalls And Markets Or Other
47.99 - Other retail sale not in stores, stalls or markets
European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
Year: 2021, Case number: 7

492 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
33 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 October 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2021
Foreseen end date
30 June 2021


Selecta France, France's leading vending machine manufacturer, has announced 492 job losses as part of an Employment safeguard plan. If 33 future job creations are deducted, the net employment loss is 459 jobs.

This decision is the result of 'sudden changes in consumption patterns linked to the consequences of the epidemic', explains a Selecta France spokesman in Le Figaro. The company wants to try to maintain a sustainable level of activity.

All types of positions are affected by the reorganisation plan including 60 to 80 managers. According to a CFDT trade union delegate technicians (who repair the machines) and operators (who re-fill machine supplies) will be the most affected.

The vending machine distribution sector has been badly affected by the health crisis. The activity fell by 90% during the containment period. There was a semblance of recovery in June and July with an upturn to 60% but this national average hides strong disparities since the Île-de-France region stagnated at 15-20%. Selecta was still at 60% in September, but the new health measures will be strongly felt in October.



Eurofound (2020), Selecta, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 102079, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102079.