August 5, 2020
Moores, a Canadian company specializing in business clothing and formalwear for men, was declared a foreign representative under the CCAA on August 5 in respect of the US Chapter 11 proceedings commenced by Tailored Brands, Inc., which operates over 1,200 American stores under the retail brands Men’s Warehouse, Jos. A. Banks, and K&G Fashion Superstore. Moores, which operates 125 retail stores in Canada, incurred losses of $22.8 million over the last five months, and currently has insufficient assets to satisfy its liabilities. Both proceedings are needed in order for the companies to continue reshaping product offerings and mix their omni-channel offerings, while dealing with the impact of COVID-19. The Chapter 11 debtors have continued the process of exiting unprofitable stores and analyzing optimal markets in which to maintain a physical presence moving forward. Grant Thornton was appointed information officer. Counsel is Stikeman Elliott for the company and McCarthy Tétrault for the information officer.