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The Covid-19 completes the store history of Tati, boulevard Barbès in Paris

Doubly affected by the strike in the transport, then the Covid-19, the original store of the brand will close its doors soon. The store Tati's iconic the boul

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The Covid-19 completes the store history of Tati, boulevard Barbès in Paris

Doubly affected by the strike in the transport, then the Covid-19, the original store of the brand will close its doors soon.

The store Tati's iconic the boulevard Barbès in Paris will soon be closed, its business has been severely affected by the crisis of the Covid-19, announced on Tuesday the group GPG, which had reverted back to the sign in 2017. "Tati has not seen the return of its customers to its historic centre Barbès", which the store has been "doubly" affected by the strikes of last December and the health crisis, explains its director general delegate Thierry Bukhari, quoted in a press release.

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The store, which the vichy pink égayait this popular area of Paris since 1948, "has accused a decrease of 60% of its sales between October 1, 2019 may 31, 2020, compared to the same period of the previous year", he says. The sign is thus constrained to "consider the permanent closure of the store of Barbès with the accompaniment of the 34 affected employees in the context of a backup plan of employment (PSE)", added the press release. The two stores Tati Marriage and Tati de-stocking at Barbès (11 employees) would be, on the other hand, maintained.

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Still a twenty Tati in France

year ago, Philippe Ginestet, the chairman of the group GPG (owner of Gifi, Tati, Besson and Traffic), had announced that the historic site of the boulevard Barbès in Paris would remain in 2020 the only Tati in France, the other stores would have to go under the flag of Gifi. This transfer took more time than expected and it was still the end of June twenty stores under the flag of Tati.

Property group Eram since 2004, after having been founded in 1948 by Jules Ouaki, the signboard at vichy rose, in trouble, was up for sale in march 2017 and put into receivership. The group GPG had been selected to take over the 109 stores and 1428 employees, with the promise to maintain the brand Tati.

In September 2019, the group GPG had organized the recovery of 50 Tati shops and their teams through the brand Gifi, and facilitated the recovery of an additional 29 stores by former managers of the group through the sign of belonging to KLO.

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Reduced to four weeks, the balances of winter 2020 are not recipe Tati: birth, life and death of a mythical venue Tati : thirteen stores will close, only that of Barbès will keep its name

"This plan of recovery of the stores has helped to maintain the employment of more than 1000 employees, directly or indirectly, for the brands of the group GPG, or for the brand of KLO headed by former managers of the group," says the group in its press release.

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