Bonmarche collapses again as retail bloodbath deepens

Joseph B. Hash

Directors are hoping to strike a rescue offer and explained no redundancies would be made or retailers shut in the meantime. 

Bonmarché has 225 retailers close to the British isles, owning shut 30 when it very first went into administration in October 2019 as it battled mounting expenses and the danger from on-line purchasing. 

It was rescued at the time by rival Peacocks – element of retail tycoon Philip Day’s Edinburgh Woollen Mill Team. 

Peacocks and numerous other EWM Team manufacturers went into administration final month. 

Primarily based in Wakefield, Bonmarché traces its roots back again to 1982. Founder Parkash Singh Chima began offering clothing doorway-to-doorway and in markets, ahead of opening his very first shop in Doncaster in 1985. 

Damian Webb, of directors RSM, said: “Bonmarche remains an attractive brand with a loyal consumer base. It is our intention to carry on to trade while working intently with administration to explore the choices for the company.

“We will shortly be internet marketing the company for sale, and based mostly on the desire to date we anticipate there will be a variety of intrigued events.”


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