Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.1 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores

59 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 May 2005
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2005
Foreseen end date
29 September 2006


Dutch supermarket operator Laurus said it is planning to reduce the permanent workforce of 460 FTEs (full time equivalent) at its Beilen distribution centre by a total of 59 FTEs between 1 October 2005 and the end of September 2006. The workload on the Beilen distribution centre, which has already lessened as a result of the optimisation of the logistics network and the closure of unprofitable stores, will decrease still further with the completion of the new West distribution centre in mid-2006 and internal process improvements. The measures now being taken are intended to bring current and future staffing levels into line with workload.

The trade union organisations will be consulted on the application of the Laurus 'Total Social Plan' and the central workers council has been asked to give its advice.


  • 30 May 2005: Het Financieele Dagblad


Eurofound (2005), Laurus, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 61884, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61884.