Location of affected unit(s)
Arvault (Deux Sèvres)and Mirebeau (Vienne)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

171 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 October 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2006
Foreseen end date
30 April 2007


Marie Surgelés France, specialised in the sale of frozen cooked dishes, announced on 10 October 2006 the closure of two factories between November 2006 and April 2007. The CEO informed the work's council and the trade unions that the company, owned by agro-alimentary group British Uniq, has economic difficulties due to strong competition. The planned job losses are distributed as follows: in the factory of Mirebeau (Vienne) 68 job cuts out of 351 employees and in the factory of Arvault (Deux Sèvres) 103 job losses out of 287 employees. Trade unions are surprised because they did not think there would be as many as 171 job cuts. The remaining 467 employees in the two affected units will work in others factories of the group. The company employs 1,900 people across its seven French sites.


  • 10 October 2006: AFP


Eurofound (2006), Marie Surgelés France, Relocation in France, factsheet number 64224, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64224.