Leon, Guanajuato.– The store fame located on Madero y Gante street in the downtown area of Lion closed its doors to the public.
All the windows are covered and the store is empty of merchandise, but a collaborator pointed out that the closure is due to a remodeling process.
He did not rule out the possibility of a permanent closure or dismissal, although for the moment they have not received any notification in this regard.
“It is for remodeling, they are going to bring new merchandise. They have not told us anything about closures and layoffs, ”she maintained.
Miguel Alemán branch has been closed for a week
For its part, the branch of Miguel German He has a week with the curtain closed. A merchant installed on the sidewalk of the business commented that a week ago they began to take everything out.
A.M made a tour of the area, where he confirmed that the curtains of the branch are closed. Although music was playing inside, no one in the store answered the knock on the door.
Sales drop and Famsa branches close
In a call made to the offices of New Lionthe receptionist pointed out that if the stores were closed they were not going to open anymore, although she avoided giving more details.
In Guanajuato The warehouse chain has 10 branches installed in Lion, Silao, irapuato, santiago valley Y celaya.
In the report of results for shareholders until the third quarter of this year they had 213 stores, but throughout the year they closed 33 units. Its sales had a 24% drop, totaling 612 million pesos.
“The results obtained are a reflection of the affectation that the company has experienced in terms of income generation, caused by the lack of inventories,” says the financial report.
According to the company’s website, until 2020 they had 264 branches throughout Mexico. This figure already represented a drop of 115, compared to those registered the previous year, when they had 379.
They maintained this last number practically since 2016, when they reported the reduction of branches on their site.
In relation to sales, the site details that until 2020 they sold 5 billion pesos, a 59% drop compared to the previous year. The highest commercialization point was in 2018, when it generated sales of 18 thousand 181 million pesos.
The company explained that the liquidation of famsa bank It was given as a consequence to the revocation of the banking license and that it was its financial arm. In the first year of the pandemic, 115 branches across the country closed, ending with 4,910 employees.