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

90 - 150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 August 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Dutch food company Koninklijke Wessanen NV will cut 90 jobs at its snack producing subsidiary Beckers, the company said on 31 August 2004. The job cuts concern 50 full-time posts. Wessanen also wants to reduce the assortment of Beckers to between 600 and 700 items from some 1,100. Beckers has currently some 650 employees, working at seven locations, three of which are in the Netherlands. The reason for the restructuring was lower turnover and profit. Wessanen plans also to cut a further 60 jobs at other units in the next few months. Most of them will be outside the Netherlands, the chief executive officer, A. Veenhof said. The company's staff has fallen to just over 9,000 from 10,000 since the launch of a restructuring programme, called Phoenix, in 2003.


  • 31 August 2004: De FinanciĆ«le Telegraaf
  • 1 September 2004: De Gelderlander


Eurofound (2004), Beckers, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 60590, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60590.