Scholar's Choice Announces Restructuring Plan

LONDON,A ON, July 10, 2020 /CNW/ -A Scholar's Choice, a division of Educator Supplies Limited, today announced a strategic restructuring to reduce its footprint in the brick-and-mortar retail space while growing its e-commerce and catalogue operationsA servicing childcare centres, schools, teachers and parents across Canada.As part of the restructuring, the company has filed for creditor protection through a Notice of Intention ("NOI") to propose a reorganization plan to better structure the company for future success. Scholar's Choice plans to close all but three of its brick-and-mortar retail locations toA shift focus to its e-commerce and catalogue operations. The remaining three retail stores will act as regional sales and distribution centresA to support the shift in business to an online-first environment.A These centres will be in Winnipeg, servicing Western Canada, London (Head Office) servicing Central Canada and Moncton, servicing Eastern Canada and Quebec.View closing locations here"The impactA of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect on the Canadian retail sector, said CEO Scott Webster. "It has forced many businesses to make adjustments to survive the unforeseen events and Scholar's Choice is no exception. Given the current climate we felt it was important to be proactive in shaping the direction of the company for the future. With fewer "brick and mortar" locations the company will be more nimble and able to focus on providing a better experience for its customers." The company said the restructuring is expected to have very little impact on Scholar's Choice catalogue and web customers as this business will continue to operate unaffected. A Additionally, customers can access the new website and all stores acrossA CanadaA are now open with closing sales to begin July 10th 2020.A Gift cards can still be redeemed in-store or online. For consumers in areas where Scholar's Choice stores will be closing, the company encourages customers to visit or visit the local store in the coming weeks to take advantage of store-closing sale pricing. All SC Reward members will receive an additional 10% off the discounted pricing.
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