Rue 21 Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

| MCM staff

Rue 21 announced it is filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in an effort to fully transform the business. See what this transformation includes and what it will mean for the retailer in the future.

Mall Owners Place Bid to Save Aeropostale

| Daniela Forte

Several bidders including two large U.S. mall owners, Simon Property Group and General Growth Properties have placed a bid for Aeropostale assets. This would allow for Aeropostale to remain open in a footprint of 229 stores.

Sports Authority Calling it Quits

| Tim Parry

Sports Authority won’t come out of bankruptcy as an independent company and instead wants to sell off all its holdings, according to a report from The Denver Post.

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Vestis Retail Group is Shuttering Sports Chalet

| Tim Parry

Vestis Retail Group bought Sports Chalet in June 2014. Today, it announced it will knock Sports Chalet down and focus on Vestis’s other two regional merchants, Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores.

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Will 2015 Be the Year of Retail Chapter 11s?

| Tim Parry

It was as inevitable as the sun rising, but RadioShack finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 5. It’s the fifth retailer to file for Chapter 11 since the traditional kickoff of the 2014 holiday season. Here’s a look at which retailers are restructuring, and which one is riding off into the sunset.