Auchan will sell 21 of its stores in France

Auchan France, engaged in a vast reform plan to reduce its financial losses in 2018, announced Tuesday to its social partners meeting at the head office of the brand, the next sale of 21 sites in France, “without realistic prospect of returning to profitability “.

The northern retail group said that if these sites (supermarket, hypermarket, warehouse and drive) did not find takers, “a plan for safeguarding employment (PSE) will be open”.

“This PSE comes after years of strategic wanderings and while Auchan and the Mulliez group have received under the CICE (tax credit for competitiveness and employment, ed) 500 million euros over the last six years, which is even more unacceptable, “criticized the union CFDT.

723 Auchan employees affected by the upcoming sales
According to the unions, 723 employees are concerned by the sale of these sites which include a hypermarket (in Villetaneuse in Saint-Seine-Denis), a dozen supermarkets spread throughout France (including three in the Hauts-de-France, a in Rouen, Perpignan and Mulhouse) and four Chronodrive (including those of Agen, Bayonne and Vannes). There are two Auchan Halles and the Auchan Direct center in Marseille.

Auchan Retail France has 637 department stores and 73,800 employees in France, according to management figures.