Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Household Goods
46.46 - Wholesale of pharmaceutical goods

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 March 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2019
Foreseen end date


The drug wholesaler Alliance Healthcare Répartition (AHR) has announced an employment safeguard plan as part of a reorganisation of its activities which could result in 250 dismissals. In addition to these redundancies for economic reasons, the management plans to close and consolidate sites, reorganise services and ask employees for geographical and professional mobility. The drug delivery group to pharmacies currently has 2,500 employees in 49 establishments and two administrative sites in France.

Management and the unions signed a method agreement on 3 April to specify the steps in the process of information and consultation of employee representatives. The procedure began on 11 April and is expected to be completed in September. The first departures could take place from October. According to the CFDT union, the various reforms aimed at reducing health care spending put at risk nearly 12,000 jobs in France in the sector of drug delivery to pharmacies.



Eurofound (2019), Alliance Healthcare Répartition, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 97628, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97628.