Menswear chain Roger David shutting down leaving behind 56 empty storefronts

Menswear chain Roger David shutting down leaving behind 56 empty storefronts
Menswear chain Roger David shutting down leaving behind 56 empty storefronts

Menswear chain Roger David will shut down all of its stores across Australia within a month, leaving 56 stores empty.

The 76-year-old company was placed in voluntary administration on October 18 citing "the influx of multinational retailers and the rapid, global evolution of online shopping" as the reason for their closure.

KordaMentha Restructuring administrator Craig Shepard said that while there had been some interest among potential buyers, there were no firm bids.

"Roger David was a victim of rising fixed costs, fierce competition from online and global competitors and cautious consumer demand," Mr Shepard said.

The embattled retailer is to close down by early to mid-December.

Roger David employs 300 full-time people and almost 200 casuals and part-timers.

Roger David has 193 employees in 19 stores in Victoria, 98 in 15 stores in Queensland, 77 in 12 stores in NSW, 60 in seven stores in WA, 15 in two stores in SA, 15 in two stores in Tasmania and four in one Canberra store.

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