Pumpkin Patch stores to close by mid-February

By on January 20, 2017
Pumpkin Patch stores to close by mid-February

The receivers of Pumpkin Patch will have all stores closed by mid-February after they couldn't entice a buyer for the failed children's wear chain, which traded through the traditionally busy holiday period.

Sixty-eight stores employing 560 people will close by Jan. 31, and the remaining 56 stores across New Zealand and Australia will shut as and when stock is sold, through the middle of next month, receiver Neale Jackson of KordaMentha said in a statement.

Pumpkin Patch staff at head office will lose their jobs over the coming weeks.

"We have successfully traded stores through the traditional holiday period and stock levels are now considerably reduced," Jackson said.

Read the full article by Paul McBeth > The New Zealand Herald - nzherald.co.nz




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