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Article Date: February 2017
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Eastern Outfitters Filing Confirms Credit Squeeze

As we suspected given the relatively small amount of trade debt from major vendors relative to the size of the business, Eastern Outfitters said its vendors “have imposed very restrictive credit terms thereby depressing inventories. Significantly, unit inventories in some categories are down as much as 30% since the prior [bankruptcy] sale closed. Largely as a result of inventory pressure, the Debtors have been unable to meet their sales plan.” The credit squeeze prompted the company to explore a number of options prior to this most recent filing, including a sale of all or part of the company, equity investments, ... Log in to view full article.


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