Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

900 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 February 2013
Employment effect (start)
28 February 2013
Foreseen end date
28 February 2015


On 19 February 2013, Danone announced plans to cut 900 positions across its European operations by 2015. With the French food industry group increasingly generating its profits outside Europe, these job reduction measures are set out to streamline its European operations.

The redundancies will be carried out across the company’s management and administration staff in 26 European countries. In the framework of previously announced cost-cutting measures, the Paris-based company plans to reduce its managerial staff by half through merging single country units into multi-country units. The remainder of the job cuts will be reached through both voluntary redundancies and relocation within the company. The job cuts represent around 10 percent of Danone’s managerial staff in Europe.


  • 19 February 2013: Financial Times
  • 19 February 2013: France 24


Eurofound (2013), Danone, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 74935, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74935.