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

533 - 600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 August 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


On 29 August 2012, the management of supermarket network Carrefour has announced to its Central works council to cut between 500 to 600 jobs. The cuts will affect administrative staff. Carrefour currently employs 7,000 administrative staff in France.

The management will open a voluntary departure plan in the coming months after completing the information and consultation process with employee representatives. The new CEO of Carrefour has also given some details of its strategy to increase the competitiveness of the group.

UPDATE 17-10_2012. On 12 October 2012, the management gave details to its Group Works Council on the voluntary departure plan that will affected 553 positions, including 450 managers. According to the union FO, the group has cut 10.000 positions in the last three years.



Eurofound (2012), Carrefour, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 74053, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74053.