The company says that up to 140 out of altogether more than 450 outlets might be closed soon. The same goes for two distribution facilities in Denver and Chicago. The management is looking for investors who are willing to step in. It was said, however, that the search for fresh financial resources needs to be successful by the end of April – or the lights might go out entirely at the retailer.
The files for the bankruptcy procedures include a detailed list of creditors. When it comes to vendors, the list reads like a who’s who of sporting goods industry giants. The top creditor is Nike with unpaid invoices of 47.9 million U.S dollars, followed by Asics (23.3 million dollars) and Under Armour (23.2 million dollars).