Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco In Specialised Stores
47.2 - Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 September 2021
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2021
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


French frozen food distributor Picard has announced the recruitment of 150 people. The group has benefited from the COVID-19 crisis with a turnover increase to €1.7 billion in 2020 (+15% in one year).

The French frozen food market gained 10%, whereas it had previously been declining. During this period, Picard has increased the number of shop openings (19 in the 2020 financial year) which have contributed to this growth. Since the beginning of September, it has been looking for more than 150 permanent positions for its shops, its head office or its home delivery teams. In addition, from mid-October to the beginning of December, the company will be recruiting sales staff and delivery drivers to strengthen its teams for the end-of-year celebrations.



Eurofound (2021), Picard, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 105294, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105294.