Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Cultural And Recreation Goods In Specialised Stores
47.64 - Retail sale of sporting equipment in specialised stores

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
32 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
28 April 2023
Employment effect (start)
2 May 2023
Foreseen end date
31 July 2023


The group of sporting goods shops, Go Sport, which has been in receivership since January 2023, is to be taken over by its competitor, Intersport France, resulting in the dismissal of 170 employees. The decision was taken by the commercial court of Grenoble which rejected the main competing offer from the English group Frasers. The latter, owner of the Sports Direct shops, undoubtedly lost on the one hand by not guaranteeing the maintenance of the remaining jobs for two years, nor the maintenance of the head office in Sassenage, near Grenoble (Isère). Frasers lost points by not guaranteeing jobs for two years. 

Intersport offered to take over 72 shops out of 90, 1,446 employees out of 1,574 in the shops, and 185 employees (out of 227) in the head office. Intersport supplemented its proposal with the offer of 32 firm positions and 70 non-firm offers in its own shops for the employees who were not taken over.



Eurofound (2023), Go Sport, Merger/Acquisition in France, factsheet number 108929, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108929.