Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Household Goods
46.42 - Wholesale of clothing and footwear

260 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 June 2017
Employment effect (start)
3 July 2017
Foreseen end date
30 September 2017


The commercial court of Bobigny has agreed the take over of Agora distribution, the owner of the clothes retailer network Tati, by the group Gifi. The new owner will keep 109 of the 140 shops in France and 1,428 employees out of a total workforce of 1,700 employees. The take over will lead to the dismissal of 272 employees. Agora distribution was owned by the group Eram that decided to sell it after a loss of €148.5 million after a turnover of €346.7 million in 2016. The unions CFTC, CFDT and Unsa were in favour of Gifis' proposal as it maintain the most job positions. In the framework of a social plan signed on 16 June, each dismissed employee will receive, on average, an allowance of €10,000 depending on their seniority, in addition to the legal amount  of dismissal allowance.


  • 26 June 2017: fusacq.com
  • 26 June 2017: Libération


Eurofound (2017), Agora Distribution, Merger/Acquisition in France, factsheet number 91496, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91496.