Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Best, Hedel, Leeuwarden
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 June 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Dumeco Retail, a unit of the Dutch meat processing company Dumeco, will cut some 400 of its total of 2,000 jobs, the company said on 28 June 2004. The decision for the job cuts was a result of the failure in continuing the existing collaboration with Dutch supermarket chain Albert Heijn, as a result of which Albert Heijn has decided to have its fresh pork packing operations carried out by another company as of 1 December 2004. Dumeco Retail will therefore have to reposition its fresh meat operations for the retail market in the autumn of 2004. The majority of the production operations at the Dumeco sites in Best, Hedel and Leeuwarden will be transferred to various other Dumeco sites. Part of the employees will also be transferred to other company sites. Dumeco Retail will try to limit the number of compulsory redundancies to 200. The company has asked the central workers' council for advice, and hopes to reach an agreement with the trade unions on a social plan.


  • 28 June 2004: De FinanciĆ«le Telegraaf
  • 1 July 2004: Het Financieele Dagblad


Eurofound (2004), Dumeco, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 60551, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60551.