Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Den Bosch, Waddinxveen
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco In Specialised Stores
47.2 - Retail sale of food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores

490 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 October 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2006
Foreseen end date
1 July 2007


On 2 October 2006 the supermarket-group Laurus announced its plans to scrap 490 jobs during a reorganisation in the coming months. At the headquarter 265 jobs will be lost, which will save up to 15 million euro per year on personel costs. The headquarter will be transferred from Den Bosch to Amersfoort where already another office is located. Furthermore, a distribution centre in Waddinxveen, where 225 people are employed, will be closed down in the first half of 2007.

According to the announcement the reorganisation is a direct result of the sale of different shop-formulas like Edah en Konmar in the summer of 2006, as a consequence of the demands of a banking consortium the reduce Laurus' outstanding debts.


  • 3 October 2006: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 2 October 2006: NRC Handelsblad


Eurofound (2006), Laurus, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 64232, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64232.