Location of affected unit(s)
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

122 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 May 2023
Employment effect (start)
11 May 2023
Foreseen end date


The commercial court of Grenoble has accepted the takeover of the Gap clothing shops, which belong to Wilsam, by the company Spodis, belonging to the London-listed group JD Sports. The court had previously declared Wilsam in receivership. Spodis is taking over a large part of the business of the ailing clothing chain for €300,000.

With its offer, it is safeguarding 214 out of 336 jobs with the commitment not to make any redundancies for two years.  A total of 122 employees will be dismissed.

A subsidiary of the group owned by businessman Michel Ohayon, Gap France was placed in receivership at the beginning of March, with liabilities of nearly €6 million at the time. These liabilities had risen to more than €34 million by the time of the hearing on 26 April.

Two former restructurings have been recorded in the ERM Database, with 500 job losses in 2020 (FR-Gap-2020) and 250 job losses (FR-Gap-2019).



Eurofound (2023), Gap France , Merger/Acquisition in France, factsheet number 109030, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/109030.