Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco
46.33 - Wholesale of dairy products, eggs and edible oils and fats

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 May 2022
Employment effect (start)
6 May 2022
Foreseen end date


The Even cooperative food industry group has announced the recruitment of 200 employees on permanent contracts for its distribution division. New hirings will compensate for departures and enable the group to cope with an increase in activity: 100 net new jobs will be created. The distribution division employs 2,710 people, two-thirds of whom work in the Brittany region.

Recruitment will take place throughout France, particularly in Brittany, the Vendée department and the Occitanie region. Even distribution has been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Between 2019 and 2021, Even’s turnover fell from €645 million to €535 million. The business has suffered, over 2020-2021, 'the "stop and go" of the restaurant industry, with some months up to 80% loss of turnover, and 75% of our workforce on short time working', according to the directors.

Founded in 1930, Even employs 6,180 people across France.

A former recruitment announcement was recorded in the ERM Database in 2013, with 100 jobs created (Even-2013-FR).  



Eurofound (2022), Groupe Even, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 106819, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106819.