Concern is once again gaining the 2,600 employees of Camaïeu

The case is messy. Twenty months after its takeover by the Financière immobilière bordelaise (FIB), at the helm of the Lille metropolitan commercial court, Camaïeu was sentenced in summary proceedings for more than 178,000 euros in unpaid rent in Poitiers, Wednesday, June 8. The court accompanied its conviction with a decision to evict the premises that the brand occupies in the shopping mall of the Leclerc hypermarket, the daily revealed. The New Republic.

“Camaïeu appealed”accurate to Monde his lawyer, Baptiste de Fresse de Monval. This appeal suspends the expulsion decision. But this judgment has greatly shaken the confidence of employees in the company and its parent company, FIB, a company created by Bordeaux businessman Michel Ohayon.

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Because, recently, disputes between the women’s clothing brand and its lessors have multiplied. Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield criticizes it for not honoring its leases in the Carré Sénart and Toison d’Or shopping centers, which the powerful property company manages in Melun and Dijon. Cora, which operates shopping malls, has launched around fifteen recovery procedures for shops located in Nancy, Strasbourg, Colmar, Cambrai (Nord), Creil (Oise) and Rennes, according to our information.

Camaïeu’s slate with Cora would amount to more than 2 million euros in unpaid debts. That with Klépierre would also be several million euros, according to our information. The large landowner has started proceedings in the commercial court of the metropolis of Lille for unpaid. When questioned, the management of Klépierre said that they did not have “vocation to comment on information of this nature”.

“This management method seems systematic”

From union sources, Camaïeu would no longer pay the rents of nearly half of its 517 stores operated in France. “This management method seems systematic”, observes a business lawyer (the people quoted whose name does not appear wished to remain anonymous). Although the unpaid amounts relate to periods of operation in 2022 or the end of 2021 during which the government had not taken administrative measures to close stores to combat the spread of Covid-19, the brand ” valorize “ and in ” made state “ to justify this non-payment, reports this lawyer.

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From Roubaix (North), at the head office of Camaïeu, Wilhelm Hubner, president of Hermione People & Brands, center of the 1,098 stores of Michel Ohayon’s group operated under the Galeries Lafayette, Camaïeu, Gap, La Grande Récré and Go Sport brands , is holding ” first of all “ to remind “the situation of the company” since August 2020.

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