Forever 21 won’t close stores in PH despite bankruptcy: ‘Business as usual’
MANILA, Philippines — It is still business as usual for Forever 21 as the retail chain said it will not close down its Philippine stores despite facing bankruptcy issues.
“Forever 21 Philippines on Monday, September 30, assured the public that it remains business as usual and will continue its operations,” a statement read, which was released to the public on Tuesday.
This comes after the Los Angeles-based privately held chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It also said it will close down 178 stores in the U.S.
The first Philippine branch of Forever 21 opened in 2010 at SM Megamall.
SM Retail Inc. President Chito Manalo Jr. assured the public that “full operations” will continue in all of 15 Forever 21 stores in the country.
Forever 21 Philippines added that it is ready for the rise in demand from consumers as the peak season in shopping commences in time for Christmas.
“We will continue to offer up-to-date merchandise and are gearing up our marketing investments for the Christmas season,” Manalo said. /jpv
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