Location of affected unit(s)
France and other countries
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores

2,103 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 November 2020
Employment effect (start)
25 November 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


The children's clothing company Kidiliz Group, formerly Groupe Zannier, has announced that it will close down its activities by the end of 2020. As a result, 2,103 jobs will be cut worldwide, including between 900 and 1,000 positions in France. The activity is being acquired by seven different buyers who will save 497 of 2,600 jobs worldwide.

Groupe Zannier was founded in 1962 and in 2016 it became Kidiliz. In 2018, it was taken over by the Chinese group Zhejiang Semir Garment and was placed in liquidation in September 2020, also due to the drop in activity suffered during the COVID-19 crisis. Kidiliz Group employs about 2,600 people worldwide, including 1,500 in France. The company has a portfolio of 15 brands, including Catimini, Z, Absorba, Chipie and Lili Gaufrette.



Eurofound (2020), Kidiliz Group, Bankruptcy in World, factsheet number 102960, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102960.