On Monday, the French group (owner of Caroll and La Halle) announced the appointment of the former Brice boss to work alongside new president Patrick Puy, who led the group's comprehensive restructuring effort.
The Smiley Company had good news this week and said that last year was strong, despite the weak retail sector. And while full 2018 results are still being prepared, the first nine months suggest a healthy final figure.
Private-equity backed French clothing retailer Vivarte, which is aiming to restructure more than 1.3 billion euros (1.08 billion pounds) of debt, has agreed to sell its Pataugas shoe brand to Hopps Group.
Private-equity backed French clothing retailer Vivarte, in talks to restructure more than 1.3 billion euros ($1.4 billion) of debt, has sealed a deal with its lenders, chairman and chief executive Patrick Puy has said.