Twenty-seven of the popular Pumpkin Patch stores will close across Australia.
Areas to lose a store include Logan, north of the Gold Coast. Around 145 people will find themselves out of work when the closures go through by November 15.
Outlets will also close in New Zealand.
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The Brisbane Times reports that receiver KordaMentha, working on behalf of Pumpkin Patch’s bank ANZ, said “work is continuing to identify viable sale options for the business.”
Administrators McGrathNicol will hold its first creditors meeting on Monday.
The stores to close are:
Forest Hill Chase
Shell Harbour NSW
Charlie & Me Booragoon
Charlie & Me Carousel
Charlie & Me Chatswood Chase