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Today’s grocery sector is in a state of constant, drastic disruption. The most successful companies will be those who can adapt quickly to these seismic shifts. Hilco Global helps companies in all stages of transition by providing advisory and financial services that allow them to to plan and execute responsive strategies that leverage changes to their advantage.

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> Have a Valuable Domain to Sell

Hilco Streambank specializes in intellectual property asset valuation and monetization. It also:

  • Assists with IP assets including brand names, trademarks, licensing agreements, royalty streams, domain names, copyrights and customer lists.
  • Specializes in grocery specific IP assets including Supermarket Banners, Private Label Product Brands, Customer Data, Proprietary Software, Recipes and Formulations.
  • Supply Chain and Fulfillment

In 2017, Hilco Streambank helped Fresh & Easy sell its intellectual property and related assets. Hilco Streambank sold 15 registered trademarks, 5 registered domain names and a product library consisting of 7,400 product formulations.

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> Looking to Optimize Your Supply Chain

HRC Advisory employs 50 full-time retail consultants with expertise in supply chain management and fulfillment, as well as:

  • Merchandising and Inventory Management
  • Store Operations
  • SG&A cost reductions
  • Process enhancement

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> Need an Accurate Valuation of Your Assets

Hilco Valuation Services is one of the world’s largest retail asset appraisers and valuation advisors. It has:

  • The ability to affirm asset values through a proprietary global market database of asset disposition and acquisition experience
  • Conducted valuation work for thousands of retailers, appraising retail and wholesale inventory, FF&E, branded intellectual property, real estate and more

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> Minimize Occupancy Costs

Hilco real estate specializes in the development of strategies to help retail companies improve cash flow, minimize occupancy costs and optimize real estate flexibility. It also:

  • Handles lease repositioning/dispositions, asset sales and acquisitions.
  • Provides complimentary review and strategy sessions resulting in customized plan.
  • Leverages presence in M&A market and deep user network to provide alternatives for store expansion or disposition of excess space.

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> Consultation on M&A Opportunities

Hilco Merchant Resources is the largest provider of retail inventory solutions in the world. It facilitates M&A transactions by providing strategic analysis, inventory due diligence, and capital at closing for redundant and unwanted assets. It also:

  • Partners with grocers on store rationalization projects, including full operational responsibility for inventory sales events.
  • Offers In-depth understanding of issues, including margin vs. cost, management of perishables, high-turning inventories, replenishment and Hazmat removal.

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> Unsold Inventory that Needs to Move

Hilco Wholesale Solutions assists retailers in re-marketing unproductive, aged, and out-of-season inventory. It also:

  • Delivers immediate results by investing its own capital to purchase unsold inventory, when needed.
  • Integrates off-price merchandising with proprietary “Treasure Hunt” buys.
  • Develops two-way opportunistic trading relationships.

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> Have Excess Shelving and Equipment

Hilco Fixture Finders helps companies realize the full value of surplus furniture, fixtures and equipment. Whether closing a store, distribution center or facility, relocating, or remodeling, a customized FF&E program will help convert excess and unproductive fixed assets to cash. It also:

  • Provides dedicated Project Management Office (PMO) including Project Managers and Coordinators. Delivers professional project management, oversight establishing processes, reports and documentation.
  • Provides broom clean conditions to meet landlord requirements.

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Consult and assist with strategic planning on:

  • Merchandising and Inventory Management
  • Store Operations
  • Supply Chain and Fulfillment
  • SG&A cost reductions
  • Process enhancement
  • Customer experience
  • Appraises, calculates and provides accurate asset values for tangible and intangible grocery assets.
  • Calculates value based on real-time hard data from all Hilco business units.
  • Offers strategic and transactional services to help grocery retailers minimize occupancy costs and optimize real estate value and flexibility.
  • Handles lease repositioning/dispositions, asset sales and acquisitions.
  • Provides complimentary review and strategy sessions resulting in customized plan.
  • Leverages presence in M&A market and deep user network to provide alternatives for store expansion or disposition of excess space.
  • Provides a wide range of development and execution services.
  • Partners with grocers on store rationalization projects, including full operational responsibility for inventory sales events.
  • Facilitates M&A transactions by providing strategic analysis, inventory due diligence, and capital at closing for redundant and unwanted assets.
  • Offers In-depth understanding of issues, including margin vs. cost, management of perishables, high-turning inventories, replenishment and Hazmat removal.
  • Assists grocers in re-marketing unproductive, aged and out-of-season inventory.
  • Delivers immediate results by investing our own capital to purchase unsold inventory, when needed.
  • Integrates off-price merchandising with proprietary “Treasure Hunt” buys.
  • Develops two-way opportunistic trading relationships.
  • Implements FF&E programs customized to help realize full value of excess and unproductive assets and convert to cash.
  • Offers extensive available inventory of used fixtures such as gondola shelving and miscellaneous equipment.
  • Provides dedicated Project Management Office (PMO) including Project Managers and Coordinators. Delivers professional project management, oversight establishing processes, reports and documentation.
  • Provides broom clean conditions to meet landlord requirements.
  • Specializes in intellectual property asset valuation and monetization.
  • Assists with IP assets including brand names, trademarks, licensing agreements, royalty streams, domain names, copyrights and customer lists.
  • Specializes in grocery specific IP assets including Supermarket Banners, Private Label Product Brands, Customer Data, Proprietary Software, Recipes and Formulations.
 

Success by the Numbers

Hilco Merchant Resources

  • In the grocery industry, engaged in disposition of 775 stores and $650 million inventory at retail.

Hilco Real Estate

  • Restructured, subleased, terminated, sold/assigned and/or mitigated leasehold costs on thousands of grocery locations.
  • Brokerage and auction services helped grocers monetize millions of real estate assets.

Hilco Valuation Services

  • Appraised over 1,500 unique stores encompassing over $2.0 billion of inventory and fixed assets.

Hilco Fixture Finders

  • Monetized over $50 million of FF&E in over 500 grocery stores.
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About Hilco Global

Founded in 1987, Hilco is a privately-held advisory/financial services company that can act as your advisor, agent, investor and/or principal. In every deal, our goal is to deliver the highest possible asset value and mitigate liabilities. Our unique ability to invest our own capital can quickly deliver results, including monetization of client assets. We've developed successful solutions for Winn-Dixie, Albertsons and others.

Hilco Global operates multiple business units, each with a specific emphasis that contributes to our total service offering. For grocery clients, our diverse capabilities can address needs ranging from evaluating store footprints and FF&E, to handling unburdened real estate portfolios to planning and executing strategic store closures and more. And our fees are based on the success of our plans and the value we create.