Distressed Retail


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    Missed interest payment signals Bed Bath & Beyond ‘out of options’

    Analysts think the retailer is out of time and money. Meanwhile, the company closed a distribution center in Texas, impacting hundreds of employees.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Ariana Grande to buy her beauty brand’s assets from Forma Brands for $15M

    The singer’s brand, R.e.m. Beauty, entered into a licensing agreement with the company in December 2020.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Bed Bath & Beyond to close all Harmon stores

    The retailer will also close an additional 87 of its namesake stores as a potential bankruptcy filing looms.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    As it inches toward bankruptcy, Bed Bath & Beyond defaults on loan

    The distressed home goods retailer said it doesn’t have enough cash to pay down its debts.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Foot Locker faces privacy suit and Levi’s misquotes Mark Twain

    A lawsuit alleges the athletics retailer violated California’s privacy act. Meanwhile, Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh cited the author on why skinny jeans are not dead.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 27, 2023
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    Bed Bath & Beyond receives Nasdaq warning over late 10-Q

    The distressed retailer has until March 13 to regain Nasdaq listing compliance by submitting the financial report.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    The Weekly Closeout: Amazon discontinues charity program, Stitch Fix takes to Twitter for CEO search

    The e-commerce giant is ending its AmazonSmile program after a decade and the styling service is seeking out CEO applicants via social media.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Jan. 20, 2023
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    Judge grants Party City immediate access to $75M bankruptcy loan

    The remainder of a $150 million debtor-in-possession loan will not be released until February.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Party City files for bankruptcy with plans to shed debt

    The retailer has a deal with bondholders to pursue an “expedited restructuring” aimed at improving its capital structure and liquidity.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Olympia Sports’ intellectual property headed to auction

    The retailer, which once had a footprint of 230 stores, is among the latest retail brand names up for grabs following a Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    Morphe parent company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Forma Brands — which also operates Playa Beauty and Jaclyn Cosmetics — has entered a proposed $33 million acquisition deal with lenders. 

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Fitch: Gulf between retail’s winners and losers to widen in 2023

    Default rates will likely remain low, but the firm is watching for bankruptcies from major players like Party City, Rite Aid and Bed Bath & Beyond.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Boxed considers selling itself amid cash crunch

    The online retailer, which is trying to shore up its liquidity and boost its sagging stock price, also said it is “actively exploring” ways to bring in additional capital.

    By Sam Silverstein • Jan. 6, 2023
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    Bed Bath & Beyond warns it could file for bankruptcy

    The struggling home retailer issued a "going concern" warning as sales continue to slide and losses widen.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Sears Hometown stores disappearing from rural America

    Liquidation sales are ongoing at 115 locations across 36 states and Puerto Rico, amid the Sears-affiliated home goods retailer's bankruptcy.

    By Jan. 4, 2023
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    Vince Holding sells intellectual property of Rebecca Taylor

    The IP was purchased by an affiliate of Ramani Group and is part of a strategic effort announced last year to shut down the fashion brand.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Revlon set to exit bankruptcy by April

    If a judge approves, the beauty company will conclude its Chapter 11 process with its lenders as its new owners, but what happens next remains uncertain.

    By Dec. 22, 2022
  • Party City faces NYSE delisting

    The troubled retailer has six months to regain compliance with the New York Stock Exchange’s minimum share price requirement. 

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    What is Revlon’s next chapter?

    The brand was exploring a sale even before the pandemic, but the current environment isn’t ideal for a bankrupt company trying to figure out next steps. 

    By Dec. 14, 2022
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    Sears Hometown files for bankruptcy amid disputes with ‘new Sears’

    Financial strain and a lack of inventory led to the move, three years after Eddie Lampert-run TransformCo reacquired the home goods chain.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    A look at Bed Bath & Beyond’s tumultuous year

    The distressed home retailer experienced a C-suite shakeout, strategy pivot and a board refresh as it continues to work on turning the business around.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Digital Brands closes on $10M stock offer to fund acquisitions

    The DTC conglomerate may at last be close to finalizing its deal to buy women’s apparel brand Sundry, first announced in January.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    Party City back in creditor talks amid cash crunch: Bloomberg

    The retailer is once again struggling as consumers pull back amid heavy inflation and its liquidity dwindles.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    10 of the biggest retail stories in 2022

    From potential bankruptcies to off-price retailer turmoil, this year came with macroeconomic pressures for companies across the board.

    By Retail Dive Staff • Dec. 2, 2022
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    Fitch downgrades Party City as maturities loom

    The party goods retailer is fast losing any financial cushion, its turnaround is uncertain and restructuring is “probable,” Fitch analysts said last week.

    By Nov. 14, 2022