Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Branges, Naizin
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco
46.33 - Wholesale of dairy products, eggs and edible oils and fats

72 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 November 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2018
Foreseen end date


Matines, a subsidiary of the Avril group, has announced a reorganisation plan to move egg production from chicken kept in cages to eggs  from free range chickens. This plan aims to adapt to changes in consumer demand, as consumers are turning away from eggs produced in cages. The implementation of this plan could lead to job cuts with the closure of the site at Branges (58 employees, Saône-et-Loire) and the specialisation of part of the activities of the site at Naizin (Morbihan). The management plans a total of 72 job cuts. Reemployment will be proposed within the Avril group as well as reclassification.


  • 9 November 2017: Bretagne écconomique
  • 9 November 2017: Le Journal de Saône-et-Loire
  • 9 November 2017: Le Journal de Saône-et-Loire


Eurofound (2017), Matines, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 92512, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92512.