Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale In Non-Specialised Stores
47.19 - Other retail sale in non-specialised stores

238 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
16 November 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


The DIY and garden centre retailer Mr Bricolage has announced a reorganisation that will lead to close 17 of 759 sites in France and to cut 238 positions. It will also sell about 30 sites in the next three years. The aim is to progressively sell the 87 sites in Europe that directly belong to the company (the other shops are franchises). The company has 832 sites in the EU including 759 in France. The business had lost €12 million in 2015. The management has budgeted €65 million for the restructuring. The three unions CFDT, CGT and FO formed a common front to denounce the closures and job cuts. They report that shareholders never supported the sites facing economical difficulties.


  • 17 November 2016: Le Figaro
  • 10 March 2016: LSA


Eurofound (2016), Mr Bricolage, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 89284, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89284.