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Australian Discount Retail Group

Case information

Appointment type: Voluntary Administration
Appointment date: Voluntary administration: 20 January 2009
Creditors Voluntary Liquidation: 25 November 2009
ACN: Please see Annexure A below
Appointee(s): David Lombe
Office: Sydney
Enquiries: General enquiries
Teressa Cheung
Tel: +61 2 9322 3534
Media enquiries
Simon Rushton
Tel: +61 2 9322 5562

Background information 

Deloitte partners, David Lombe and Simon Cathro, were appointed as voluntary administrators of 39 companies under the umbrella of the Australian Discount Retail Group (ADR Group) on 20 January 2009.

In addition, John Melluish and James Stewart of Ferrier Hodgson were appointed as Receivers and Managers of the ADR Group on 20 January 2009.

Subsequently, on 25 November 2009 at concurrent meetings of the creditors of the ADR Group entities, David Lombe and Simon Cathro were appointed Liquidators by resolution of the respective creditors of each of the ADR Group entities.

Prior to the Voluntary Administration and Receivership the ADR Group was Australia’s largest discount variety retailer with 402 stores around the country, employing approximately 2,700 permanent employees.

ADR incorporates three core retail businesses:

  • Crazy Clark’s / Go Lo
  • Sam’s Warehouse
  • Chickenfeed. Note: Chickenfeed is not in receivership or administration.

The Receivers and Managers continued to trade the business and advertised the business for sale. The sale of the ADR Group (including Chickenfeed) to Retail Adventures Pty Ltd was announced on 23 March 2009.




Circular to creditors
21 September 2011
Circular to creditors
8 December 2009
Circular to creditors
13 November 2009
Circular to creditors
6 August 2009
Circular to creditors
17 February 2009
Circular to employees
21 January 2009
Notice of first meeting of creditors
20 January 2009
S508 Report to creditors - Annual General Meeting
7 February 2014
S508 Report to creditors – Annual General Meeting
10 February 2012
Formal proof of debt forms received at 10 February 2012
10 February 2012
Pooling order
16 December 2011
Court application: Pooling
15 September 2011
Supporting Affidavit: Pooling
15 September 2011
S508 Report to creditors – Annual General Meeting
30 November 2010
Form 535 – Formal proof of debt of claim
30 November 2010
Pooling proposal form
30 November 2010
Annexure A
ACN information


Related links

  • ASIC
    Insolvency information sheets


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