Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.51 - Retail sale of textiles in specialised stores

1,481 - 1,600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 April 2015
Employment effect (start)
7 June 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


The French clothing and shoe retail chain Vivarte is to cut 1,500 jobs (1,600 according the unions, and 1,481 net job losses according to the management)  

The company has announced to close 244 stores of its brand La Halle (on a total of 608), and 34 stores of its brand “André”. The company is also to cut jobs in its support and logistics functions. . The management is now negotiating with unions the social plan.

The group has been facing economic difficulties for several years and it belongs now to hedge and creditor funds. During the last three years, its sales decreased of about 27%. Meanwhile, the textile and fashion market reduced of 4.2% in value.


  • 7 April 2015: LSA
  • 8 April 2015: Les Echos


Eurofound (2015), Vivarte, Internal restructuring in France, factsheet number 83473, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83473.