Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.76 - Retail sale of flowers, plants, seeds, fertilisers, pet animals and pet food in specialised stores

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
24 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Maxi-Zoo, the French subsidiary of the German group Fressnapf, the market leader of pet supplies in Europe, has announced to open 60 new stores in France by 2018 and to recruit 250 employees on permanent employment contracts. Maxi-Zoo has opened 30 new stores in 2017 and expect to reach 230 stores by 2020 in comparison to currently 114. Maxi-Zoo reached a turnover of €115 million in 2016 and will invest from €12-15 million to support its growth. 

The Fressnapf Group employs more than 10,000 people in Europe and Maxi-Zoo, 750 employees in France in 2017.  


  • 24 January 2018: Le Journal des entreprises


Eurofound (2018), Maxi Zoo, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 93180, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93180.