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Retail bankruptcies from Covid-19 may just be beginning

Not a good sign.

On April 13, California-based denim maker True Religion filed for bankruptcy, citing the strain on its finances from the ongoing pandemic.

JCPenney today skipped a $12 million loan payment and has been reportedly considering bankruptcy, as has Neiman Marcus . At Macy’s, no debt restructuring is imminent, sources told Reuters , but the company has hired advisors as it explores ways to manage that debt.

With large numbers of stores closed and shoppers prioritizing necessities, sales at many US retailers selling non-essential goods have plummeted. The situation is putting tremendous pressure on fashion companies, including many that were already suffering before the outbreak, increasing the risk of bankruptcies.

According to new data from the US Census Bureau, total US retail sales were down 6.2% (pdf) in March compared to last year. But the picture was even bleaker for certain types of businesses. Department stores saw their sales drop 24%, and sales for clothing and accessory retailers plunged 51%.

While sales dry up, most companies still have big bills to pay, such as commercial rents. Many have responded with cost-cutting measures, such as furloughing staff and reducing any expenses they can, including holding off on rent payments . Large fashion companies also tend to have revolving lines of credit they can pull from and pay off as they go. They normally use them to finance expenditures such as a build-up of inventory ahead of the holiday season, but a number are turning to them now to help with the economic slowdown.

Still, how companies will ultimately fare likely depends on a mix of how much cash they have available and when their biggest loans mature, meaning full payment is due.

“You have a wide spectrum of apparel retailers that have very solid liquidity positions, assuming that stores open up in the next couple of months,” said David Silverman, senior director at credit ratings agency Fitch. “Even if they have debt, that debt is manageable or maturities are far away. Levi’s is an example of that. On the other hand, you have some—I’ll use the word ‘unlucky’—companies, which might have reasonable liquidity in the near term, but might have upcoming maturities that could make things difficult in terms of refinancing. Land’s End is an example of that.”

Land’s End’s nearest loan comes due next April, according to a March report by Fitch. J.Crew also has a large loan maturing next year, and its plan to raise money through an IPO of its Madewell brand now seems to be on hold . Neiman Marcus has a sizable loan to finish repaying this year. Even before the full amounts are due, companies have to make interest payments. So far, lenders don’t seem to be letting them off the hook.

Meanwhile, companies with limited lines of credit, including many small- and medium-sized businesses, could have trouble paying their current expenses, Silverman said.

The $2 trillion coronavirus aid package the US congress recently passed does include emergency grants and a loan program for small businesses. But it’s already backlogged and getting low on funds .

For large corporations, it provides tax credits and federal loans. But the loans need to be paid back, which makes distressed retailers risky borrowers, and little of the money is likely to go to them.

The longer the crisis carries on, the greater chance more retailers will falter. As of now, Fitch expects discretionary retail to be down well into 2021 .

This story has been updated with detail on JCPenney skipping a loan payment.

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Jean heaved another world-weary sigh. Tucking a strand of shiny black hair behind her ear, she frowned at the teetering tower of Christmas cards waiting to be signed. What was the point? How could she sign only one name? A "couple" required two people, and she was just one.

The legal separation from Don had left her feeling vacant and incomplete. Maybe she would skip the cards this year. And the holiday decorating. Truthfully, even a tree felt like more than she could manage. She had canceled out of the caroling party and the church nativity pageant. Christmas was to be shared, and she had no one to share it with.

The doorbell's insistent ring startled her. Padding to the door in her thick socks, Jean cracked it open against the frigid December night. She peered into the empty darkness of the porch. Instead of a friendly face -- something she could use about now -- she found only a jaunty green gift bag perched on the railing. From whom? she wondered. And why?

Under the bright kitchen light, she pulled out handfuls of shredded gold tinsel, feeling for a gift. Instead, her fingers plucked an envelope from the bottom. Tucked inside was a typed letter. It was a...story?

The little boy was new to the Denmark orphanage, and Christmas was drawing near, Jean read. Already caught up in the tale, she settled into a kitchen chair.

From the other children, he heard tales of a wondrous tree that would appear in the hall on Christmas Eve and of the scores of candles that would light its branches. He heard stories of the mysterious benefactor who made it possible each year.

The little boy's eyes opened wide at the mere thought of all that splendor. The only Christmas tree he had ever seen was through the fogged windows of other people's homes. There was even more, the children insisted. More? Oh, yes! Instead of the orphanage's regular fare of gruel, they would be served fragrant stew and crusty, hot bread that special night.

Last, and best of all, the little boy learned, each of them would receive a holiday treat. He would join the line of children to get his very own....

Jean turned the page. Instead of a continuation, she was startled to read: "Everyone needs to celebrate Christmas, wouldn't you agree? Watch for Part II." She refolded the paper while a faint smile teased the corner of her mouth.

The next day was so busy that Jean forgot all about the story. That evening, she rushed home from work. If she hurried, she'd probably have enough time to decorate the mantle. She pulled out the box of garland, only to drop it when the doorbell rang. Opening the door, she found herself looking at a red gift bag. She reached for it eagerly and pulled out the piece of paper.

...to get his very own orange, Jean read. An orange? That's a treat? she thought incredulously.

An orange! Of his very own? Yes, the others assured him. There would be one apiece. The boy closed his eyes against the wonder of it all. A tree. Candles. A filling meal. And an orange of his very own.

He knew the smell, tangy sweet, but only the smell. He had sniffed oranges at the merchant's stall in the marketplace. Once he had even dared to rub a single finger over the brilliant, pocked skin. He fancied for days that his hand still smelled of orange. But to taste one, to eat one? Heaven.

The story ended abruptly, but Jean didn't mind. She knew more would follow.

The next evening, Jean waited anxiously for the sound of the doorbell. She wasn't disappointed. This time, though, the embossed gold bag was heavier than the others had been. She tore into the envelope resting on top of the tissue paper.

Christmas Eve was all the children had been promised. The piney scent of fir competed with the aroma of lamb stew and homey yeast bread. Scores of candles diffused the room with golden halos. The boy watched in amazement as each child in turn eagerly claimed an orange and politely said "thank you."

The line moved quickly, and he found himself in front of the towering tree and the equally imposing headmaster.

"Too bad, young man, too bad. But the count was in before you arrived. It seems there are no more oranges. Next year. Yes, next year you will receive an orange."

Brokenhearted, the orphan raced up the stairs empty-handed to bury both his face and his tears beneath his pillow.

Wait! This wasn't how she wanted the story to go. Jean felt the boy's pain, his aloneness.

The boy felt a gentle tap on his back. He tried to still his sobs. The tap became more insistent until, at last, he pulled his head from under the pillow.

He smelled it before he saw it. A cloth napkin rested on the mattress. Tucked inside was a peeled orange, tangy sweet. It was made of segments saved from the others. A slice donated from each child. Together they added up to make one whole, complete fruit.

An orange of his very own.

Jean swiped at the tears trickling down her cheeks. From the bottom of the gift bag she pulled out an orange -- a foil-covered chocolate orange--already separated into segments. And for the first time in weeks, she smiled. Really smiled.

She set about making copies of the story, wrapping individual slices of the chocolate orange. There was Mrs. Potter across the street, spending her first Christmas alone in 58 years. There was Melanie down the block, facing her second round of radiation. Her running partner, Jan, single-parenting a difficult teen. Lonely Mr. Bradford losing his eyesight, and Sue, sole care-giver to an aging mother....

A piece from her might help make one whole. -- By Carol McAdoo Rehme

Go to the next page to read "Owed to Joy," a story about how a father and daughter celebrate Christmas together one year.

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