Fairway Market, together with its debtor affiliates in their Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, has named the winning bids for six Fairway stores on a going concern basis (five New York stores to Village Supermarket, Inc., a Wakefern member, and one store to Seven Seas Georgetowne, LLC, a Key Food member) and the sale of two real estate leases to Amazon.
Pier 1 entered into Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on February 17 to facilitate a Plan Support Agreement with a majority of its term loan lenders, listing its major unsecured creditors as it did so.
After months of speculation about its ability to continue operating, Pier 1 Imports has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as it pursues a sale of the business. The company also said it would complete the previously announced closure of up to 450 store locations in the process, which includes the closure of all its stores in Canada.
A specialty chain focused on personalized merchandise, Things Remembered has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of a purchase deal.
Shopko has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska and announced, in concert with the legal action, that it would close 38 stores, relocate about 20 optical centers to freestanding locations, and conduct an auction process for its pharmacy business.
Published reports indicated that Sears Holdings plans to ask a bankruptcy court judge to allow the retailer to move ahead with liquidation plans.
Sears Holdings will shutter an additional 80 locations under its Kmart and Sears banners as the retailer continues to operate while its bankruptcy proceedings move forward.
A hedge fund run by Sears Holdings chairman Edward Lampert and Cyrus Capital Partners are reportedly working together to prepare a bid to take over the bankrupt retail chain.
In consequence of the chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by parent Sears Holdings, Sears Home & Business Franchises, which offers appliances and other services to consumers, is “here to stay and open to serve you,” stated Jeff Pepperney, the company’s vp.
With a possible bankruptcy filing on the horizon, Sears Holdings is reportedly missing some vendor payments as several major lenders push for the struggling retailer to be liquidated, published reports on Thursday, October 11, indicated.