Phyto plant-based hair care

Beauty Features

Alès Groupe Enters Administration

The maker of Phyto and Lierac beauty products is facing severe liquidity issues, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

clock July 13, 2020Jennifer Weil

La Halle remains part of Vivarte


Vivarte Seeks Court Protection for La Halle Amid Debt Restructuring

Vivarte estimates a 106 million euro loss in sales for La Halle during the lockdown period in France, from March 15 to May 11.

clock April 15, 2020Mimosa Spencer

André is a French shoe label


French Shoe Label André Files for Bankruptcy

Spartoo invested 13 million euros in the brand last year, revamping retail sites, lowering prices and focusing on style. 

clock April 2, 2020Mimosa Spencer

La Halle remains part of Vivarte

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte Sells Off San Marina Shoe Brand

Investors Thierry Le Guénic and Stéphane Collaert, together with logistics firm Log’S, have entered exclusive negotiations to buy the brand.

clock October 22, 2019Joelle Diderich

La Halle remains part of Vivarte

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte Sheds Shoe Brand Cosmoparis

The French company has been acquired by Thierry Le Guénic and Stéphane Collaert.

clock August 1, 2019Jennifer Weil

La Halle remains part of Vivarte

Human Resources

Vivarte Names CEO

Stéphane Roche has been appointed to the role.

clock March 4, 2019Jennifer Weil

La Halle remains part of Vivarte

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte to Sell Shoe Labels as Portfolio Shrinks to Two Brands

The French retailers plans to separately sell Minelli, San Marina and Cosmoparis, leaving it with just La Halle and Caroll.

clock November 5, 2018Joelle Diderich

A Chevignon campaign.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte Enters Exclusive Talks to Off-load Chevignon

The retailer has entered negotiations with Groupe Royer, Stéphane Collaert and Thierry Le Guénic to off-load the company.

clock October 30, 2018Katya Foreman

Fashion Scoops

Vivarte Offloads Besson Chaussures

The ailing French fashion group continues to lighten its portfolio as it focuses efforts on its La Halle chain.

clock September 6, 2018Katya Foreman

La Halle remains part of Vivarte

Human Resources

Vivarte Announces Two New Appointments

Benoît de Roux was named financial director and Noël Moussali real estate director of the group, respectively.

clock August 28, 2018Katya Foreman


Vivarte Sells Shoemaker André to Spartoo

The online retailer will take over all but one of André’s 210 boutiques and its 700 staff following negotiations that began in January.

clock July 2, 2018Alex Wynne

Merkal shoes

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte Plans to Sell Besson Chaussures to French Investors

The fashion group has entered exclusive talks with Weinberg Capital Partners and Groupe Philippe Ginestet for the sale.

clock May 30, 2018Mimosa Spencer


Vivarte Sells Naf Naf to La Chapelle-Led Chinese Consortium

Vivarte has been undergoing a broad overhaul after restructuring its debt last year.

clock April 11, 2018Katya Foreman


Vivarte Divests André and Naf Naf

The debt-distressed French retailer also recently sold its Kookaï and Pataugas brands as part of a broad restructuring.

clock January 11, 2018Katya Foreman

Merkal shoes


Vivarte Flags Encouraging Results Despite Annual Loss

The French retailer said it is “back on track” as it invests in expanding remaining brands.

clock January 4, 2018Mimosa Spencer

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