Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Cultural And Recreation Goods In Specialised Stores
47.65 - Retail sale of games and toys in specialised stores

125 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 January 2021
Employment effect (start)
26 January 2021
Foreseen end date


Imaginarium, the Spanish toy company with worldwide distribution, has announced to workers' representatives a collective redundancy plan affecting 125 employees out of a workforce of 144 people throughout Spain. This plan is linked to the decision to close its stores (around 40 in Spain) except of two located in Zaragoza and Malaga. The company has already begun the process of closure.

This announcement comes six months after Imaginarium filed for pre-bankruptcy to the Commercial Court of Zaragoza. Imaginarium had negative results in its 2019 financial year (- €8.29 million), which have worsened with the impact of COVID-19. With this restructuring, the company intends to reorient the business towards e-commerce and to change its consumer profile.

The CCOO Services Federation explains that the company has committed to present a viability plan for the business, but the union believes it will be difficult to carry it out with such a large workforce adjustment. The company has also committed to pay the January and February salaries, but CCOO claims that the company did not keep this promise in the previous collective dismissal process.



Eurofound (2021), Imaginarium, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 103615, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/103615.