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Liquidation World (LW) is “Everybody’s
Outlet Store.” Established in 1986, LW has
grown to become Canada’s largest pure
closeout and liquidation company with
over 90 corporately owned retail outlets.
In February of 2009 Talon Merchant Capital, backed by Talon Asset Management, a
Chicago-based private equity investment
firm, made a controlling investment in LW.
Talon is leveraging its investment in LW by
bringing this direct end-consumer retail
channel to a broader range of US firms to
help them to monetize excess inventory.
Talon has brought an experienced
team of senior retail executives to LW and
has embarked upon a major initiative to
elevate, remerchandise and rebrand the
company under the banner “LW - Everybody’s Outlet Store”.
LW specializes in sourcing merchandise arising from bankruptcies, insurance
claims, overstocks, cancelled orders, stock
pulls, packaging changes, seasonal changeovers and more. LW sells that merchandise
direct to the end-consumer through its
Canada-wide network of stores.
LW customers can find great deals on a
wide range of household items including
furniture, mattresses, hardware, toys, luggage, apparel, bedding, food, consumables
Over the years, LW has established a
proven track record of working with vendors of all types to successfully liquidate
excess and problem inventory.
A Direct Channel to Millions of
Protecting Vendors’ Brand Equity
LW’s substantial Canadian retail presence
makes it an ideal partner and a one-stop
solution for anybody looking to maximize
their end-user recovery.
For US vendors seeking to protect sales territories and brand equity, LW’s Canadian retail outlets offer excellent channel control
for brand-sensitive merchandise.
All LW outlets are corporately owned
and sell directly to the end-consumer.
Brand names are respected and advertising is controlled in strict accordance with
vendor requirements and restrictions.
Responsive and Comprehensive Service
One call does it all. LW’s comprehensive
range of services includes valuation, processing, pack-up, manifesting and shipping
of merchandise from any location in North
America. The Company’s retail operations
are supported by 4 distribution centers located in Chicago, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. Experienced LW professionals can
mobilize to any location on a moment’s notice to review an inventory situation. With
the backing of Talon Merchant Capital and
Talon Asset Management, LW can facilitate
virtually any size transaction.
The Flexibility to Maximize Your Recovery
LW’s store and distribution network are
tied together by inventory management
systems that enable LW to track sales by
item and location in real time. Sku level
inventory tracking is important because
it allows LW to offer consignment and
revenue sharing arrangements to vendors
that are looking to maximize their recovery. Of course, LW will always pay cash for
vendors looking to liquidate inventory
quickly. LW is a Canadian public company
listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Liquidation World Inc.
225 Henry Street Building #1
Brantford, Ontario, CANADA
Toll-free: 1-888-506-DEAL (3325)
Talon Merchant Capital
400 W. Erie St., Suite 301
Chicago, Illinois 60654
Inventory Success Stories:
Examples of how LW can help
you with your problem inventory.
LW Case Study #1
◗ Bankrupt US clothing retailer’s Ohio
warehouse contains 2. 1 million pieces of
first quality clothing, representing over
$11 million at cost.
◗ LW makes a successful offer for the
◗ Within 10 days, over 200 truckloads of
inventory are removed and transported
to LW retail outlets across Canada for
sale to the end consumer.
◗ All brand names and private labels are
protected and not used in LW’s marketing campaigns.
LW Case Study #2
◗ A lighting and home furnishing company in California declares bankruptcy
and must liquidate the remaining
merchandise in their warehouse.
◗ An LW team arrives on site. They inventory, pack-up and ship the merchandise
direct to all Canadian outlets.
◗ Within 2 weeks, all of the merchandise is
on LW store shelves across Canada and
is being sold directly to end consumers.