Hallet’s Bootery Liquidation Sale

Wingate Sales Solutions has helped thousands of retailers obtain top sales results during their 93 years serving retailers nationwide. We organize, advertise and supervise sales events tailored to each businesses unique needs. Recently, we concluded a retirement sale for Ron Henningsen, owner of Hallett’s Bootery in Denison. In the words of Hal Murray, lead consultant … Continued

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Brown & Hawkins Mercantile, Seward, Alaska

The Store That Started A Town Opened in 1900 and closed in 2013, The oldest family owned store in Alaska. In 1900, T.W. Hawkins, from Roanoke, Virginia, and Charles Brown, from Montreal, Canada, were sitting around the docks in Valdez, Alaska, waiting for a steam ship to go home. They had gone to Alaska for the … Continued

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Sacks Department Store, Syracuse, NY

Absentee Store Owner Liquidation Sale Sacks Department Store was a family owned store established in 1921 in East Syracuse, NY. It enjoyed its greatest success during the heyday of railroads when workers would frequent the store looking for strong boots and work clothing. With the demise of railroads and declining economy, the area became depressed … Continued

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Case Study: Children’s Shoe Store Liquidation

In 2000, we held a highly successful Store Closing Sale for a small children’s shoe store.  Starting inventory was approximately $100,000 at cost.  The opening day sales of our Pre-Showing exceeded $10,000 and the sale was highly successful.  The owner was well pleased.  He continued to operate his other store in his home town until … Continued

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Case Study: $200,000 Above Inventory Cost

Earlier this year we completed the liquidation of a lumber and hardware store established in 1950.  When the owner was ready to retire, he started looking for help to close the store.  He talked to his good friend who had closed his hardware store a couple years earlier.  The friend told him he used Wingate … Continued

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Case Study: 4 Liquidation Sales

Another store owner in the area of the above store came to that store to observe our sale.  He liked what he saw and signed an agreement with the Consultant to liquidate one of his four stores starting immediately upon the completion of the above sale.  His sale started so well that two weeks into … Continued

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Case Study: Farm Supply Liquidation

Management of an 8 store farm supply company had moved one of their stores to a new location.  Their merchandise team set only current merchandise and core sets in the new store.  This left obsolete and shelf worn stock in every department in the old location.  They planned to run a clearance sale themselves and … Continued

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Case Study: Sales Ran 138% of Inventory Cost

We recently completed the closing of an outdoor sports, clothing and camping store.  Starting inventory was $550,000 at cost. The owners brought in an additional $25,000 in wanted merchandise shortly after the sale started and, near the end of the sale, transferred $5,000 in good merchandise to their other store.  We used a ten thousand … Continued

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Case Study: Kitchen Store

We recently completed the liquidation of a small kitchen store (No major appliances) located in the far west.  Starting inventory ran $75,000 at cost.  Sales ran $116,807 in just four weeks!  Plus, we sold fixtures for over $15,000!

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Case Study: Pet Supply Store

In February, we completed the liquidation of a small $40,000 cost pet supply store.  The owner purchased another $5,000 in merchandise and should have purchased a lot more.  Prior to the sale the store was averaging about $1,000 per day.  Opening day of our pre-showing sales ran $14,500!  Reported gross sales ran $64,700 plus another $6,000 for … Continued

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