Inventory of Three Dutch Halfords Shops Auctioned
VEENENDAAL, The Netherlands – Following the insolvency last October of Halfords NL which operates completely independent from Halfords UK, the administrators have decided to close 10 out of a total of 102 Halfords shops and to auction the stock.
The insolvency was requested at the Court by CEO and owner Peter Jan Stormmesand on October 7. At that moment the administrators decided to keep the shops of the retail chain open for business until further notice. In the past weeks, the least profitable shops were listed. Four stores were merged with neighbouring branches. Another six outlets will soon close their doors permanently.
For three shops in Zutphen, Meppel and Venray, the administrators have organized online liquidation sales via www.bva-auctions.com. This website is also available in English. Dronten, Spijkernisse and Utrecht will have a closing down sales organized in the shop.
According to a spokesperson, the administrators are negotiating with various investors to continue the Halfords NL operation.