Children's wear company Orchestra Kazibao said first-quarter turnover stayed almost static at €21.9 million.

French sales fell 5.7 per cent to €12.7m, while sales elsewhere rose 10.6 per cent to €9.2m as a result of 11 new franchise stores being opened.

Information on Orchestra Kazibao's merger with children's apparel producer and retailer Du Pareil au Meme is due to be published in the next few weeks.