Cookie Consent by FreePrivacyPolicy.com Tupperware to shut up shop in France French News and Views in English | The Connexion

Tupperware to shut up shop in France

Firm's only factory in France to close in March 2018, unless a buyer can be found

20 October 2017
By Connexion journalist

The only Tupperware factory in France is set to close in March 2018 unless a buyer can be found, with the loss of 235 jobs, it has been announced.

The decision will bring to an end 45 years of production at the plant in Joué-lès-Tours, Indre-et-Loire. Bosses said that the closure is due to falling profitability.

Shocked employees - many of whom have worked there for more than 25 years - described the planned closure as a 'betrayal' - though one told news website Franceinfo that some had anticipated an announcement of job losses and reduced production.

Over a number of months, several number of machines at the factory had been moved to facilities in Portugal and Africa, where labour costs are lower, the employee said.

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
Income Tax in France 2021 (for 2020 income)*
Featured Help Guide
Order your Income Tax in France guide now for immediate digital access
Get news, views and information from France