Sindhu Sundar

Sindhu Sundar is a financial reporter writing about litigation, enforcement actions and regulations affecting fashion and apparel companies. She covers all the milestones in the business life cycle — trademark disputes, wage & hour and workplace discrimination class actions, agency oversight, Supreme Court decisions and bankruptcies. PACER, public filings and business search directories are her trusty sidekicks. Attorneys she interviews wonder why she didn’t just go to law school.

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J. Crew

Legal

J. Crew Can Defer Rent Payments

A bankruptcy court allowed the retailer to defer rent payments, even as states are lifting lockdown orders.

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Emerging From Bankruptcy and Reopening Stores in a Pandemic

As retailers pursue swift restructuring plans to start anew, they face the safety risks of doing so during a public health crisis.

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J. Crew

Legal

J. Crew’s Effort to Delay Rent Payments Draws Opposition

The bankrupt retailer’s landlords objected to the notion of deferring rent payments for 60 days, citing reopenings in a number of states.

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Financial

The Long Road Back for Retail

Updates from Walmart, Kohl’s, Gap and Urban Outfitters show just how far fashion still has to go to come back from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Walmart

Retail

Walmart Buoyed by Pandemic Demand for Essentials

The retailer said revenues and e-commerce sales shot up with increasing demand for food and deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Financial

Lenders Step to the Fore in Fashion

Debt holders are moving from collecting interest payments to driving the agenda.

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A sign for a J.C. Penney store in a mall in New York, New York, USA, 28 February 2019. The national department store announced that is planning to close 18 additional stores this year with the closures likely to come in 2020.JC Penney Announces Store closures, New York, USA - 28 Feb 2019

Retail

Hear Amazon in Talks With Penney’s

A Penney’s deal would accelerate Amazon’s apparel and retail strategies.

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Financial

Centric Brands Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The licensee, which makes goods for Tommy Hilfiger, Spyder, Under Armour and more, plans to be taken over by its lenders.

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A J.C. Penney mall store.

Retail

J.C. Penney’s Survival: What Are the Odds?

Bankrupt J.C. Penney has a fighting chance to recover in the eyes of some but not all retail experts.

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A sign for a J.C. Penney store in a mall in New York, New York, USA, 28 February 2019. The national department store announced that is planning to close 18 additional stores this year with the closures likely to come in 2020.JC Penney Announces Store closures, New York, USA - 28 Feb 2019

Financial

Bankrupt in Fashion’s COVID-19 Crisis

The coronavirus shutdown has starved businesses of much-needed cash and forced them into bankruptcy.

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A J.C. Penney mall store.

Legal

J.C. Penney Makes Opening Salvo on Restructuring Plan

The retailer’s advisers said at a remote bankruptcy hearing Saturday that the retailer was here to stay and needed to quickly restructure.

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J.C. Penney

Retail

J.C. Penney Files for Chapter 11

The department store chain filed for bankruptcy after struggling to prop up sales even before the coronavirus pandemic.

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A Dillard's store.

Financial

Dillard’s Takes Stock of COVID-19’s Impact

As retail sales plummeted during the pandemic, the department store chain said it has begun reopening stores where possible.

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Legal

DIP Lenders’ Strings May Pose Concerns for Creditors

The COVID-19 era’s retail bankruptcies will highlight the power struggles between debtor-in-possession financing lenders and trade vendors.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

Retail

Creditor Makes the Case for Selling Neiman’s to Saks

Debate is building on what is the best scenario for the Neiman Marcus Group to survive.

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