CCEs French unit is looking to make around 200 positions redundant

CCE's French unit is looking to make around 200 positions redundant

The French unit of Coca-Cola Enterprises is planning to make around 170 sales and marketing positions redundant.

A Coca-Cola Entreprise spokesperson confirmed to just-drinks today (29 October) that local reports of the plans were correct. "We are starting a consultation process with staff that will take several months," the spokesperson added. 

It comes after the unit announced internally last month that it is also looking to lay off 29 employees from its finance department.

CCE, which is responsible for bottling Coca-Cola products for Western Europe, employs around 2,800 people in France.  

The measures, according to the company's management, are in reponse to "the profound transformations" of the market, including the cost of raw materials, such sugar, and the downturn in consumer spending power. 

Coca-Cola Enterprises signalled news of the changes last week when it announced a "restructuring" initiative.