Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Leon, Madrid, Salamanca, Cadiz, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia and Murcia
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.78 - Other retail sale of new goods in specialised stores

99 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 June 2013
Employment effect (start)
19 June 2013
Foreseen end date


German perfume retailer chain Douglas has presented a labour force adjustment plan affecting 121 jobs. The company also plans to close a number of stores throughout Spain. The affected locations have not be indicated as yet. Douglas operates 80 stores in Spain.

Update, 19-06-2013: Douglas is to cut 99 jobs instead of the 121 previously announced. The restructuring is due to the lower demand and sales. The closure affects 9 sites (49 redundancies) in Leon, Madrid, Salamanca, Cadiz, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Valencia and Murcia, the central services (6 job cuts), various work centers (29 job cuts) and 15 employees who accepted volunteer redundancies.

Additionally, on the basis of individual agreements, 29 full-time workers accepted part-time contracts. The affected workers will be entitled to compensation


  • 3 June 2013: Modaes.es
  • 19 June 2013: Expansión
  • 19 June 2012: Europa Press


Eurofound (2013), Douglas, Internal restructuring in Spain, factsheet number 75594, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75594.