Deloitte sells Bay Trading to Rinku

Adminstrators from Deloitte have sold on collapsed retail outlet Bay Trading
to Rinku , a fashion business supplying collections to high street giants
including John Lewis and House Of Fraser.

Rinku snapped up 45 Bay Trading stores, 85 Bay Trading concessions, together
with Bay Trading’s stock and intellectual property, safeguarding 566 jobs.

Deloitte said today: ‘The joint administrators to Epcoscan Limited, trading
as Bay Trading have announced the sale of the business to Rinku Group, an
experienced fashion wholesaler and retailer operating brands including
Tigi-Wear, Viz-a-Viz and iZ.

Lee Manning, Joint Administrator, and partner at Deloitte commented: ‘We are
pleased that we have been able to secure Bay Trading’s future. It will be
predominately a concessions-based business, with a number of stores also
continuing to operate.’

Bay Trading, a division of clothes retailer Alexon went into administration
after a series of issues. In its prelims Alexon’s auditor said it would be
including an emphasis of matter paragraph in its audit report. This set off a
chain reaction of events, starting with trade credit being pulled from its
suppliers and ending with the division’s collapse.

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