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

770 - 1,800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 October 2021
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


The Italian branch of the French retailer Carrefour announced a 'transformation plan' which should lead to the exit of 770 workers: 600 in the salespoints and 170 in the headquarter.

The plan foresees a new franchise model which entails the sale of 106 directly managed supermarkets to small entrepreneurs by 2022 – 41 in Lombardy, 18 in Campania, 17 in Liguria, 16 in Lazio, six in Tuscany, four in Emilia Romagna, three in Piedmont, and one in Abruzzo – involving around 1,000 employees.

However, according to trade unions, the redundancies might be many more (1,800 out of a workforce of 16,000) as transition from direct management to franchising would not be employment neutral but could affect also transferred employees.



Eurofound (2021), Carrefour Italia, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 105357, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105357.