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Aussie Disposals collapses, franchisees still trading


Outdoor and work supplies retailer Aussie Disposals has collapsed into voluntary administration after suffering a one-two punch from the bushfire crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. The family-owned business is expected

Red Rooster stores close after operator collapse


Seven Red Rooster stores in Queensland have been forced to shut up shop after the operator collapsed into voluntary administration. Workers and locals were stunned when they arrived on Wednesday

Jump Swim sale revealed; franchisor narrowly escapes collapse


After months of speculation and a series of legal proceedings, JUMP! Swim Schools has officially been offloaded. Inside Franchise Business can reveal that on Tuesday, Swim Loops, the franchisor responsible

JUMP! asset freezing extension puts future in jeopardy


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) case against embattled franchise JUMP! Swim Schools is mounting. In a pre-trial case management hearing in Federal Court, the watchdog called for greater

$15m owing – JUMP! Swim Schools “poor budgeting control” revealed


An operating arm of ailing franchise brand JUMP! Swim School may have been trading insolvent for up to three years, an administrator’s report has revealed. The report, obtained by Inside

Build-a-Bear Workshop Australia brings back chaos-causing campaign


Following an enormous response last year, Build-a-Bear Workshop Australia is once again bringing its chaos-causing Pay Your Age Day campaign Down Under. The new campaign sees Build-a-Bear fans with the

JUMP! Swim Schools goes into voluntary administration


Swim Loops Pty Ltd, the entity in charge of embattled children’s franchise JUMP! Swim Schools has gone into voluntary administration. After a horror 12 months that has seen the brand

Build-a-Bear Workshop Australia salvaged from collapse


Build-a-Bear Workshop Australia has been salvaged from the brink of collapse, following a decision from creditors. On Monday, the business revealed a Deed of Company Arrangement had been approved, effectively

Australian Build-A-Bear Workshop to shut 10 stores in voluntary administration


The Australian arm of custom toy chain Build-A-Bear Workshop will close 10 of its stores by the end of the month after entering voluntary administration on Wednesday. Remaining stores will

Max Brenner Australia in voluntary administration


Chocolate chain Max Brenner Australia has collapsed into voluntary administration.