Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic,Turkey
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.54 - Retail sale of electrical household appliances in specialised stores

755 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 October 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2013
Foreseen end date


Electrical appliance retailer Darty has recently announced concrete numbers for its planned job reduction measures resulting from its strategic review published last year. In October 2012, the company first announced its plan to restructure its business across Italy, Spain, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Turkey in an attempt to streamline its operations.

According to company reports, the company will be closing down its Spanish and Italian operations. While the retail company has sold 20 of its Italian stores to the Dps-Trony group, only closing its store in Milan which will result in 105 job losses, in Spain Darty will close all of its 43 stores resulting in 650 job losses.

Figures for Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Turkey have yet to be published.  The retail group with headquarters in Paris, France, currently employs around 11,200 staff and operates across 8 countries.


  • 4 April 2013: Cinco Días
  • 4 April 2013: Company website
  • 10 December 2012: Il Giorno
  • 31 October 2012: Company website


Eurofound (2012), Darty, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 75238, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75238.