Sears Canada to liquidate remaining stores; unable to find buyer

By The Canadian Press
October 10, 2017 - 10:58am Updated: October 10, 2017 - 11:31am

TORONTO - Sears Canada Inc. is applying for court approval to liquidate all of its remaining stores and assets after failing to find a buyer that would allow it to continue as a going concern.

The retailer has been operating under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act since June.

The court overseeing Sears Canada's operations is expected to hear a motion Friday seeking approval for the liquidation and wind down of the business.

"The Company deeply regrets this pending outcome and the resulting loss of jobs and store closures," Sears Canada said in a statement on its website.

The company wants to start the liquidation sales no later than Oct. 19 and expects them to continue for 10 to 14 weeks.

Sears has one store in Lethbridge, in Park Place Mall. It had survived earlier lists of store closings and liquidations.

(The Canadian Press) 

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