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Chausséa makes an offer to Chaussexpo to take over 70 stores and a third of the jobs

2024-02-21T17:22:53.296Z

Highlights: Chausséa makes an offer to Chaussexpo to take over 70 stores and a third of the jobs. The Desmazières company, parent company of Chaus sexpo, has been placed in compulsory liquidation. This proposal must be discussed in the CSE before a next hearing in Tourcoing on March 13. The company has already undergone two social plans in 2017 (29 stores closed and more than 80 departures) and 2018 (35 stores closed, 124 jobs eliminated)


The Desmazières company, parent company of Chaussexpo, has been placed in compulsory liquidation. This proposal must be discussed in the CSE before a next hearing in Tourcoing on March 13.


The Chausséa brand has made an offer to take over 70 stores and 274 jobs from the Desmazières company, parent company of Chaussexpo, we learned on Wednesday from the unions of the company placed in compulsory liquidation.

This offer would make it possible to maintain a third of the jobs at Chaussexpo, which has 732 employees and 176 stores.

It must be discussed by employees in the CSE before a next hearing in Tourcoing on March 13, during which the commercial court could validate it.

Jérôme Gérin, FO delegate from Chaussexpo reacted “

There are many colleagues on the side (...) It will be important to negotiate a PSE for them and a departure bonus

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Already several social plans

In recovery since 2018, the Desmazières company, created in 1815 and which opened its first Chaussexpo store in 1987 in the North, was placed in liquidation with continuation of activity at the beginning of January.

The general director Cyril Goulet then spoke of “

successive difficulties (closures due to Covid, significant increases in transport costs, energy, rents) and the decline in the purchasing power of (the) customers in a context of high inflation

.

The company has already undergone two social plans in 2017 (29 stores closed and more than 80 departures) and 2018 (35 stores closed, 124 jobs eliminated).

Chaussexpo joins the long list of ready-to-wear brands shaken in recent months by the violent crisis in the sector, including Naf Naf, Gap France, André, San Marina.

It was fatal for some of them, which were liquidated, like Camaieu in September 2022.

Source: lefigaro

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