Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Hagen, Cologne
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.75 - Retail sale of cosmetic and toilet articles in specialised stores

139 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 February 2016
Employment effect (start)
16 February 2016
Foreseen end date


On 19 October 2016, the daily Die Welt reported on the restructuring plans at the perfume and jewellery retail chain Douglas. Douglas had announced a restructuring plan, which includes 139 job cuts. The company wants to relocate its headquarter from Hagen to Düsseldorf. 550 staff members, who were working earlier in Hagen and Cologne, will now be working at the new headquarter. Due to the relocation there are 78 employees affected in Hagen and another 51 in Cologne. 400 of the staff members will continue working for Douglas in Hagen. The site in Cologne will be closed. The company wants to reduce double structures and become more competitive. Furthermore, Douglas also announced further 150 job cuts in Europe.


  • 17 February 2016: RP Online
  • 17 February 2017: Anwant24.de
  • 25 March 2016: Der Westen (online)
  • 16 February 2016: Douglas press release


Eurofound (2016), Douglas, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 89099, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89099.