After a long struggle to improve operations and financial performance, resulting in a Chapter 11 filing, Pier 1 Imports has filed a motion seeking bankruptcy court approval to begin an orderly wind-down of the company’s retail operations after store locations are able to reopen following COVID-19-related closures.
Stage Stores has filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The company will simultaneously solicit bids for a going concern sale of the business or any of its assets and initiate an orderly wind-down of operations. The company will terminate the wind-down of operations at certain locations if it receives a viable going-concern bid.
The turnaround efforts at Fred’s have come to an end, as the retailer has filed for voluntary relief under chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and will liquidate all remaining stores.
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’ plans to stay in business while looking for a possible buyer was approved by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Thursday, November 15, despite objections by some creditors, according to a report by Reuters.
Although a relatively strong holiday season demonstrated that retail has resilience, perhaps more than pundits touting a retail apocalypse might have expected, significant bankruptcies are likely in the years ahead, according to Michael McGrail, chief operating officer for the Tiger Group.
Lowe’s Companies has filed a motion requesting that the Federal Court of Australia appoint a liquidator to oversee the equitable and orderly wind up of its Masters joint venture vehicle, Hydrox Holdings, as part of a liquidation process that has been initiated by its former partner in the venture, Woolworths.