Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
All units
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

249 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 April 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2011


French distance clothes retailer 3 Suisses International is to eliminate 249 jobs by the end of 2011. Some 149 job cuts will be implemented through direct dismissals and will result from the closure of 35 shops in France. The company has also announced a voluntary redundancy scheme open to 100 employees in the sales and marketing departments.

In February 2009, the company had already laid off 674 workers due to a decrease of mail orders and increase of online sales which needs less employees and investments.

3 Suisses International operates in 16 countries and employs around 8,500 people worldwide.



Eurofound (2011), 3 Suisses International, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 71904, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71904.