Internal restructuring
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

0 - 500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
23 April 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Carrefour Italia, the local subsidiary of French retailer Carrefour, is to dismiss 500 employees across 32 sites in Italy.

Carrefour Italia operates 56 hypermarkets in 18 Italian regions. According to the company, dismissals are due to decreased turnover,  increase of labour costs and declining sales in hypermarkets. The plan entails also the closure of the stores in Borgomanero and Trofarello in Piedmont and Pontecagnano in Campania.

A mobilisation of workers was organised by unions, with a strike held on 27-28 January. Unions pointed to the fact that only a few months ago the company had announced an increase of 2.2% in sales compared to 2015.

Update 22/04/2017: The company agreed with unions to implement dismissals only on a voluntary and incentivised basis and to avoid closures of stores by changing them into discount stores. The parties will meet again over the next two months in order to monitor the actual number of workers accepting voluntary departure. In the absence of any further indications of job losses, we have updated the original announced 500 announced job losses to zero.


  • 21 January 2017: Il Sole 24 Ore
  • 22 January 2017: Torino Today
  • 23 January 2017: Il Diario del lavoro
  • 22 April 2017: La Repubblica


Eurofound (2017), Carrefour Italia, Internal restructuring in Italy, factsheet number 90293, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90293.