Maximize the liquidation proceeds through a bulk purchase of slow-moving inventory

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TopMaximize the liquidation proceeds through a bulk purchase of slow-moving inventory


  • Apparel retailer company G was in a temporary cash shortage due to a long downtrend in sales. The company had a lot of slow-moving inventory related to the slowdown, so Gordon Brothers Japan (GBJ) planned to cash out these inventories to provide funding.
  • Due to the cash shortage, the company asked GBJ to liquidate the accumulated inventory at a high price.


Disposition method :
  • GBJ purchased slow-moving inventory in bulk at a relatively high purchase price.
  • After purchasing the slow-moving inventory, GBJ supplied the products from GBJ to the company G outlet store and the company G limited-time event store. If sales were made at those locations, a fixed commission was paid to Company G.
  • At the same time, it would be sold through GBJ’s own sales channels with the consent of Company G.
Disposition result:
  • Company G secured a certain amount of funds at an early timing by selling the slow-moving inventory in a lump sum.
  • By utilizing their own sales channel for several months, they could minimize the sale of their brand in other sales channels (minimize brand damage), and at the same time, obtain a commission for the sales of the inventory generated at the their stores.


  • GBJ could buy the slow-moving inventory at a relatively high rate by then selling the inventory in bulk and also utilizing the sales channel of Company G itself.
  • In business revitalization, it is often necessary to separate the Bad inventory  and monetize it systematically and in a short period of time, so this approach was used.