Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Beverages
11.07 - Manufacture of soft drinks; production of mineral waters and other bottled waters

199 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 October 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date
2 December 2013


In October 2012, Coca-Cola Enterprise announced its intentions to cut up to 170 positions by 2013 in its commercial and marketing divisions in addition to 29 job cuts in the finance department. According to statements, no jobs in the manufacturing division are threatened.

The dismissals will be carried out in the framework of a wider European restructuring plan announced last September which proposes job cuts in various departments in many European countries (see here and here). The management has stated the need to adapt to important changes taking place in the market and to preserve its competitiveness. The group would like to avoid forced dismissals and will propose internal mobility where possible.

The unions have stated their disappointment with the decision as the group achieved a turnover of 8.3 billion dollars in 2011.  A European Works Council meeting took place in Brussels following the announcement, and further cuts are expected throughout Europe



Eurofound (2012), Coca-Cola Entreprise, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 74424, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74424.