Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.75 - Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores

347 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 January 2021
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2021
Foreseen end date
30 April 2022


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.



Eurofound (2021), Nocibé, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 103331, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/103331.