REDgroup Retail

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REDgroup Retail
Private
Industry Retail (Specialty)
Pop-up Retail
Bookstores
Online shopping
Founded 1998
Defunct February, 2011 [1]
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia
Number of employees
2,500 [1]
Parent Pacific Equity Partners
Divisions Borders (Asia Pacific)
Angus & Robertson
Whitcoulls
Website redgroupretail.com

REDgroup Retail was the former parent (private equity) company of the Australian and New Zealand divisions of Borders. It also owned other retail entities such as Angus & Robertson in Australia and Whitcoulls in New Zealand.

REDgroup Retail also owned a number of specialty retail stores such as the Pop-up Retail chain, the Calendar Club in Australia and New Zealand along with the Supanews chain.[2]

REDgroup Retail went into administration in 2011. Angus & Robertson and Borders Australia stores were closed or sold; the names and websites were sold to Pearson.[3] Whitcoulls was sold to the James Pascoe Group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Speedy, Blair. "Borders, Angus & Robertson parent Redgroup Retail in voluntary administration". The Australian. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  2. ^ REDgroup Retail. "REDgroup Website". Archived from the original on April 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ Borders, Angus & Robertson websites snapped up by educational publisher Pearson Australia