All Dick Smith stores to shut by 30 April

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All Dick Smith stores to shut by 30 April

Receivers Ferrier Hodgson have announced that the remaining Dick Smith stores will be closed by 30 April.

In addition, 35 Dick Smith stores have been given their exact closure dates.

The receivers reiterated that Dick Smith’s employee entitlements rank as the top priority of unsecured claims ahead of secured creditors, and are expected to be paid in full.

“We would like to thank the Dick Smith employees for their support during the controlled closure process,” said receiver James Stewart. “This is a difficult and uncertain time for them and we have really appreciated their commitment.”

An unnamed Dick Smith employee told Fairfax last week that staff couldn’t find new jobs until management specified when stores would close. This is because employees will void their redundancy entitlements if they resign before a notice of redundancy. He added that Dick Smith is required to give employees four weeks’ notice if they were made redundant.

On February 25, Ferrier Hodgson first announced Dick Smith stores would close, leading to the loss of 2,460 jobs.

Online electronics reseller Kogan bought selected intellectual property from Dick Smith on 15 March, with the intent to continue the Dick Smith brand as a separate online store. However, Kogan said at the time it didn't intend to reopen brick-and-mortar Dick Smith stores.

Store closure dates:

Store

State

Closure Date

Whyalla

SA

22 March 2016

Mornington

VIC

18 March 2016

Tamworth

NSW

9 April 2016

Hurstville

NSW

9 April 2016

Lake Haven

NSW

9 April 2016

Victor Harbour

SA

12 April 2016

Leichardt

NSW

16 April 2016

Penrith

NSW

16 April 2016

Rhodes

NSW

16 April 2016

Campbelltown

NSW

16 April 2016

Carnes Hill

NSW

16 April 2016

Winston Hills

NSW

16 April 2016

Rockdale

NSW

16 April 2016

Marrickville

NSW

16 April 2016

Wollongong

NSW

16 April 2016

Toowoomba

QLD

16 April 2016

Airlie Beach

QLD

16 April 2016

Glenelg

SA

16 April 2016

North Park

SA

16 April 2016

Golden Grove

SA

16 April 2016

Mt Barker

SA

16 April 2016

Kingston

TAS

16 April 2016

Wendouree

VIC

16 April 2016

Mildura

VIC

16 April 2016

Sale

VIC

16 April 2016

Cannington

WA

16 April 2016

Riverton

WA

16 April 2016

Carousel

WA

16 April 2016

New Zealand:

Store

Closure Date

Glenfield

9 April 2016

Thames

9 April 2016

Invercargill

9 April 2016

Alexandra

9 April 2016

Orewa

9 April 2016

Masterson

9 April 2016

Levin

9 April 2016

 

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