Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.11 - Retail sale in non-specialised stores with food, beverages or tobacco predominating

10,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 October 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


The French hypermarket chain E. Leclerc has announced the recruitment of about 10,000 employees on permanent positions over the next three years. About 85% of these positions are full time. Its CEO explains that the group recruited around 3,000 to 3,100 position per year during the last three years. The CEO announced the investment of €1 billion over the next three years: two-thirds of this amount will aim to develop the logistic chain. The objective is to extend the company's network but also to respond to the shift in the economy towards digitalisation. The e-commerce turnover is expected to increase from the current 6% to 10% of the company's revenue by 2020.


  • 7 October 2016: Sud-Ouest
  • 9 October 2016: Ouest-France


Eurofound (2016), E.Leclerc, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 88963, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88963.