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October 16, 2019   Yesterday, Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Company announced the wind down of the retail operations of its subsidiary, The Kitchen Collection, LLC (KC), and the closure of all of its 160 stores by the end of 2019 (click here to request a list); liquidation sal ... Read more
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October 9, 2019     According to sources, Topgolf International Inc. is in talks with investment banks for an IPO planned for next year. Topgolf is looking to raise capital to support new venue growth in the U.S. and international markets. The Company operates 52 U.S. ... Read more
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October 2, 2019       On September 29, it was reported that Forever 21, Inc. and collectively seven affiliated debtors filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Forever 21 has also started an insolvenc ... Read more
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September 25, 2019   On September 19, Walmart announced the pricing of two new bonds totaling $1.50 billion. The Company indicated the proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, including refinancing maturing debt. The next large maturity on the horizon is July ... Read more
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September 18, 2019 Yesterday, Stage Stores announced plans to convert substantially all of its stores to Gordmans, its off-price banner. Based on the early success of the conversion strategy, the Company plans to begin converting its remaining department stores in February 2020 ... Read more
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September 11, 2019 Click here to request a list of Department Store Future Openings & Closings On Monday, Fred’s, Inc. filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. The Company also filed a motion seeking ... Read more
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September 5, 2019     Transform Holdco (New Sears) is closing 100 Sears and Kmart stores through December (click here to request a list). Although the Company did not issue an official release, management has confirmed the closures, according t ... Read more
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August 28, 2019 Today, Hudsons Bay Company and Le Tote, Inc., announced they have entered into an agreement for Le Tote to acquire Lord & Taylor. Under the terms of the agreement, Le Tote will acquire the Lord & Taylor brand and related intellectual property while assuming operati ... Read more
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August 21, 2019 On August 13, it was reported that management at Avenue Stores told its employees that it plans to close all of its stores in the coming weeks, although no public announcement was made at the time. On August 14, the Company confirmed its decision to close all 222 ... Read more
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August 14, 2019 Retail Bankruptcies 600+ retailers have filed for bankruptcy year to date, including several major national chains. To request the full list of bankruptcies or to sign up for our daily listing of Chapter 11 filings (all industries), click here.   H.E. Bu ... Read more
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