US landlord Vornado has suggested Philip Green and his Arcadia empire may have manipulated the results of a CVA vote by increasing its debt owed to suppliers, potentially undermining landlords’ power to block it.
Arcadia is moving fast following the approval of its CVA and it has said it will cut 170 jobs at its HQ. The company is “proposing to make some structural changes in order to support and deliver the turnaround plan.”
Arcadia revealed some details of its long-rumoured CVA plan late Wednesday afternoon with an exit from its US stores and closures in the UK and Ireland that will affect 520 jobs. It will also focus more on digital.
Analysts expect fashion retail giant Arcadia to announce its CVA as early as this week with the sale or closure of its business outside of the UK also possible along with the closure of 57 UK stores as sales still fall.
Arcadia is believed to have struck a deal with bank giant HSBC for the latter to act as a guarantor of its ability to pay its suppliers as it works towards a possible CVA, which some analysts are expecting this week.