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A Popular Retailer Now Closes Majority of Its Stores

A popular retailer now closes majority of its stores with at least 16 shuttering in just weeks due to a big dip in sales.

Chiefs at B2 Outlet Stores revealed sales have dipped, and the company has not seen a turnaround in fortunes, reports The-Sun.

B2 Outlet Stores sell a range of discounted items, ranging from children’s clothes to toys and furniture.

Now 16 outlets across the country have closed their doors since November 7, according to the NBC affiliate WOOD-TV.

Executives announced earlier this week that the B2 Outlets Store in Hastings, Michigan, has shuttered.

President Duane Smith and CEO Matt Smith said closing stores isn’t an easy decision.

Sales had declined but the retailer had looked for ways how to combat it.

“We have pivoted with various creative ways to drive foot traffic, yet a turnaround has not occurred,” they said in a statement shared on Facebook.

“Although closing stores is never an easy decision, B2 has reached that point where closing a small number of stores is imperative.”

The duo thanked its loyal shoppers for their custom.

Prices were cut by 50% as the store rushed to clear the last remaining stock.

The prices of kids’ clothes were cut to just $2 – days before the shutdown.

It comes just months after the discount retailer closed its store in Big Rapids.

Outlets in Canton, Rochester Hills, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Muskegon, have also shut up shop.

B2 Outlet Stores is not the only chain that has seen store closures or announced upcoming shutdowns.

Walgreens has warned that 150 drugstores will close by the summer of 2024.

Meanwhile, two Walmart stores in San Diego County will be closing on February 9.

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A home furniture retailer now files for unexpected bankruptcy as it moves forward with a plan to restructure its finances.

The RoomPlace revealed that it would make major changes including closing down six stores in one state following its bankruptcy filing.

This Bed Bath and Beyond rival, which opened in 1912, will shut down eight stores across the Midwest, reports The-Sun.

These will include a store in Peoria, Illinois; Kenosha; Wisconsin; and six in the Indianapolis area.

A date for the closures has not yet been announced by the company.

The RoomPlace’s CEO, Bruce Berman, was hopeful about the restructuring project and said it would allow to business to “align its costs with its projected sales and economic realities.”

“What was once viewed as taboo is now a strategic way to realign and strengthen a business,” he added.

Berman pointed out the difficult retail environment as sales decline, especially in the furniture industry.

“We’re making the tough decisions now to ensure we’re around for another 100 years,” he said.

Its restructuring program will include a focus on bettering its 18 stores in the Chicago area.

“We are determined to become better and stronger in Chicagoland by continuing to offer consumers the largest selection of stylish brands at the market’s best prices,” he said.

The other location closures will affect 83 employees in total.

Berman shared that the decision was not an easy one to make due to its staff and customers.

“As a family-run business with strong community ties, it’s not an easy decision to close stores and impact the people who work, shop and live in the affected communities,” he said.

The company also added that orders placed before February 2 at the eight affected stores will be fulfilled.

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A 17-Unit Franchisee Now Files For an Unexpected Bankruptcy

A 17-unit franchisee now files for an unexpected bankruptcy after major losses at three of its locations push the operator for protection.

RRG, a 17-unit Popeyes franchisee based in Georgia, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections at the end of January, court records from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia show.

RRG “intends to continue the operation of its business during the bankruptcy while eliminating poor performing locations,” the operator said in court documents.

The Popeyes operator is one of the first multi-unit franchisees to file for bankruptcy in 2024, and the second Popeyes operator to file since last March, when Premier Cajun Kings sought Chapter 11 protections after the death of its owner cast the company into disorder, reports Restaurant Dive.

With cost pressures holding steady in 2024, experts say more franchisees may fall into default this year.

Franchisees that borrowed extensively during the pandemic may be at risk of default, given the slippage of margins and traffic relative to 2020 and 2021 and the high cost of money, finance and bankruptcy experts say.

In November 2023, three separate multi-unit franchisees of different restaurant companies — Wendy’s, Burger King, and Denny’s — all filed for bankruptcy.

The fall of RRG has extended the run of multi-unit franchisee bankruptcies into 2024.

The failure of three of RRG’s restaurants is the proximate cause for the bankruptcy, court records show.

These restaurants lost money and became a burden on the remaining restaurants operated by RRG, which was then unable to meet the lease terms on its remaining restaurants.

The company “needs to cure those arrearages to avoid lease termination,” according to court documents.

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A massive beverage distributor now shutters in Texas and will lay off 109 employees starting in late February.

Jumbo Beverages, a subsidiary of Glazer’s Beer and Beverages, is permanently shuttering a warehouse in Grapevine, Texas, on Feb. 29, according to a WARN filing.

The closure will impact 109 employees, with a majority of the layoffs expected to occur on Feb. 29, while remaining employees will be separated on April 30, according to a notice emailed to Supply Chain Dive.

The letter didn’t state why the distributor is closing its warehouse.

Jumbo Beverages is a subsidiary of distributor Glazer’s Beer and Beverage, and represents 34 beverage companies, including Nesquik, San Pellegrino and Fiji Water, across 13 counties in North Texas, according to the company’s website.

While Jumbo Beverages may be closing its facility, other beverage distributors have been investing in their warehouse operations.

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, for instance, is planning to deploy AI technology and robotics warehouse automation in select distribution centers by 2025, reports Supply Chain Dive.

“The tech aims to improve order accuracy, fill rates and increase capacity.”

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Essential Retailer Now Makes Unexpected Closures in Washington

An essential retailer now makes unexpected closure in Washington, a trend seen nationwide after its bankruptcy filing last year.

Rite Aid’s financial troubles have been escalating since the closure of the Wenatchee store in March 2020.

In October 2023, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with over $3.3 billion in debt.

Lawsuits related to opioid painkiller prescriptions played a role, leading to a plan to close a significant number of underperforming stores across 17 states.

Now the essential retailer is closing stores in Washington.

However the impact also extends to California, affecting communities and sparking concerns about the overall state of the pharmacy industry.

Initially, Rite Aid planned to close 154 stores nationwide, but recent reports indicate a significant uptick.

The company has now announced the closure of 72 more locations, including 22 in California and four in Washington State.

The affected Washington locations include:

  • 1820 N 45th Street, Seattle
  • 1825 Broadway, Everett
  • 2028 East Isaacs Avenue, Walla Walla
  • 23940 NE State Route 3, Belfair

Rite Aid’s competitors are facing similar challenges.

Walgreens is undergoing staff reductions, as well as store closures nationwide.

The retailer is now laying off 145 employees, mostly in its corporate workforce, a spokesperson confirmed.

In November, Walgreens laid off 5% of its corporate workforce, capping off a year of hundreds of announced store closures, a previous round of layoffs and turnover in the C-suite.

The latter included the departure of its CEO, CFO, CIO, chief medical officer and chief marketing officer, Retail Dive reports.

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A massive beverage distributor now shutters in Texas and will lay off 109 employees starting in late February.

Jumbo Beverages, a subsidiary of Glazer’s Beer and Beverages, is permanently shuttering a warehouse in Grapevine, Texas, on Feb. 29, according to a WARN filing.

The closure will impact 109 employees, with a majority of the layoffs expected to occur on Feb. 29, while remaining employees will be separated on April 30, according to a notice emailed to Supply Chain Dive.

The letter didn’t state why the distributor is closing its warehouse.

Jumbo Beverages is a subsidiary of distributor Glazer’s Beer and Beverage, and represents 34 beverage companies, including Nesquik, San Pellegrino and Fiji Water, across 13 counties in North Texas, according to the company’s website.

While Jumbo Beverages may be closing its facility, other beverage distributors have been investing in their warehouse operations.

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, for instance, is planning to deploy AI technology and robotics warehouse automation in select distribution centers by 2025, reports Supply Chain Dive.

“The tech aims to improve order accuracy, fill rates and increase capacity.”

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Tech Company Now Announces an Unexpected 440 Job Cuts

An American tech company now announces an unexpected 440 job cuts, or 6% of its workforce as part of a restructuring plan.

DocuSign, which is headquartered in San Francisco, California, employs 7,336 workers according to its most recent filing with the SEC, which means the layoffs will affect around 440 jobs, reports CNBC.

Shares of the company are currently down more than -15% within the last five trading days with the price tumbling during the announcement.

DocuSign announced on Tuesday that it will cut 6% of its workforce as part of a restructuring plan that aims to improve the company’s “financial and operational efficiency,” according to a release.

DocuSign said the restructuring plan will be largely complete by the end of its second fiscal quarter of 2025, according to the release.

The company added that it expects to “meet or exceed” its fourth-quarter and fiscal-2024 guidance that it outlined in a release in December.

The company said it will share more details about the restructuring when its fourth-quarter results are released.

In January, shares of DocuSign soared on reports that Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman were competing to buy the online signature provider.

But talks between the firms and the company have reportedly stalled over deal price disagreements, Reuters reported Monday.

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A massive beverage distributor now shutters in Texas and will lay off 109 employees starting in late February.

Jumbo Beverages, a subsidiary of Glazer’s Beer and Beverages, is permanently shuttering a warehouse in Grapevine, Texas, on Feb. 29, according to a WARN filing.

The closure will impact 109 employees, with a majority of the layoffs expected to occur on Feb. 29, while remaining employees will be separated on April 30, according to a notice emailed to Supply Chain Dive.

The letter didn’t state why the distributor is closing its warehouse.

Jumbo Beverages is a subsidiary of distributor Glazer’s Beer and Beverage, and represents 34 beverage companies, including Nesquik, San Pellegrino and Fiji Water, across 13 counties in North Texas, according to the company’s website.

While Jumbo Beverages may be closing its facility, other beverage distributors have been investing in their warehouse operations.

Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, for instance, is planning to deploy AI technology and robotics warehouse automation in select distribution centers by 2025, reports Supply Chain Dive.

“The tech aims to improve order accuracy, fill rates and increase capacity.”

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