Dutch retailer Ahold has said it plans to cut almost 10% of its workforce at its Deli XL foodservice unit as part of a restructuring effort that was decided before the group’s accounting problems came to light.

“A request to approve the job cuts has already been sent to the works council. The final goal is to increase efficiency at Deli XL,” Ahold spokesman Walter Samuels was quoted by Reuters as saying. The works council is expected to give its verdict in mid September, he added.

The 200 jobs are to be axed from Deli XL’s Dutch operations. Deli XL, which employs 2,200 people, also operates in Belgium and runs an Internet home delivery service called Albert.