Thu. Oct 6th, 2022
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Xiaomi stores are closing in France. A sudden decision that affects almost all the brand’s stores in our region.

Earlier this week, we reported that Xiaomi was dishing out some bad news. The famous Chinese brand is definitely going through a difficult period, with the closure of almost all Xiaomi stores in France. During the last few hours, many businesses have been announcing that they are forced to close their doors, without further details. They invite users to contact the Chinese manufacturer’s customer service at the following number: 0 805 37 09 16.

All the stores present in France seem to be affected by this rather sudden decision. Only the Mi Store on the Champs-Élysées escapes this measure. so these are Six of the seven Xiaomi stores in France that suddenly close their doors. As a reminder, the manufacturer was physically present in Lille, Lyon, Toulouse and had several stores in Île-de-France (Vélizy-Villacoublay, Sebastopol (Paris), Forum des Halles (Paris) and Champs-Elysées (Paris)).

Xiaomi store closure
© Screenshot / Xiaomi

A brutal decision for employees

Contacted by us, Xiaomi explains to us that it is actually the Tell Me company that is the administrator of the Xiaomi Store in France. Except she was placed in judicial liquidation in July 2022. In addition, the Chinese brand now looking for a buyer and is therefore not directly responsible for the closure of the French stores. And suddenly, we suspect, for the moment, no company has come forward to resume activity.

“Xiaomi has taken note of the decision of the Court of Justice of Créteil, which places the Tell Me company, administrator of Xiaomi Stores in France, in forced liquidation, Xiaomi is working to quickly resume its normal activities.

Since our official arrival in France in 2018, we have been busy building strong relationships with our users, Xiaomi fans and partners, and we thank you all for your support. French users and Xiaomi Fans can still discover Xiaomi products on our official website, which has seen strong growth since the Covid crisis, and on our various partners online, in stores and with operators.

By choosing not to have its own stores, thus allowing financial risks to be limited, Xiaomi is now at the center of a bad rumor that it would have done well without it.

This article was translated from this source written by Thomas Estimbre

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