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A manufacturer of multifunctional pressure cookers that have become household staples has filed for bankruptcy. According to company representatives, higher interest rates and consumer spending restrictions are to blame. Cornell Capital controls this company with assets and liabilities between $500 million and $1 billion, which it plans on continuing operations during bankruptcy proceedings while having secured $132.5 million financing options. What to Expect Following a pandemic that severely reduced consumer spending, many retailers have experienced financial strain. Kitchen cookware and household goods retailers in particular have seen spending decrease as consumers shift away from at-home cooking and entertainment spending. However, all is not lost for this segment of the market: some iconic retailers that once led the charge have managed to emerge from bankruptcy with renewed energy and purpose. Instant Brands--makers of the popular Instant Pot multifunctional pressure cooker as well as CorningWare and Pyrex glass cookware--filed for Chapter 11 protection on June 12. In its statement, Instant Brands blamed high interest rates, slow supply chain processes, and the pandemic's effect on consumer discretionary spending for its filing. However, despite these difficulties, the company remains optimistic in its plans and has already been promised $132.5 million in debtor-in-possession funding from creditors to keep its operations going during bankruptcy proceedings. This development marks yet another shakeup within retail - menswear brand Brooks Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this summer and was bought up by retail management firm Authentic Brands Group and mall landlord Simon Property Group respectively. Replacement Parts Replacement parts should still be available depending on your brand of choice, including Instant Brands' multifunctional pressure cookers which gained widespread acclaim in 2016, as well as its Pyrex glass cookware dating back to 1915 - two staples that endure through generations of kitchens. Instant Brands was recently acquired by Corelle Brands' private-equity firm and their CEO is "committed to finding a consensual path forward." But their bankruptcy filing is an unfortunate reminder that even longtime staples like kitchen hardware can struggle in today's economy as Americans reduce spending - read about companies which are giving classic brands new life! Repairs Bankruptcy filings have signaled the end of retail powerhouses. A combination of factors including inflation, weak consumer spending, and online ordering have taken their toll on a sector already experiencing slow growth. Even as the economy begins to recover further, these factors could continue to have long-term ramifications on restaurants, stores and other businesses that depend on public revenue for revenue generation. Pyrex glassware and Instant Pot multifunctional pressure cooker maker has filed for bankruptcy protection due to high interest rates, tightening credit conditions and sales decline. Cornell Capital owns the company that has filed for protection; they claim they can no longer operate at current levels and plan to work out an arrangement with creditors; additionally they have secured $132.5 million of debtor-in-possession financing to continue operations during their bankruptcy proceedings. This bankruptcy filing exemplifies the difficulties plaguing mall-based retailers as shoppers turn toward online shopping for apparel, kitchen items and accessories rather than stores that rely on fleeting merchandise like Brooks Brothers (closed nearly one third of stores and lost ground to Lucky Brand) in recent years; similarly Sur La Table witnessed its business suffer due to consumers opting out of in-store cooking classes in favor of online ordering. Disposal Instant Pot and Pyrex glassware manufacturer Instantaneous filed for bankruptcy this week, citing higher interest rates, an uneven economy and reduced consumer spending as its reasons. According to their statement released Monday night, they reported $500 million in assets and liabilities with court supervision expected for debt restructure. It wasn't the only company experiencing difficulties: iconic menswear brand Brooks Brothers filed Chapter 11 protection last July due to consumer preferences shifting toward casual styles as well as coronavirus' effect on travel spending for business travel and entertainment activities. Even as restaurants and stores reopen, the economic effects of pandemic remain widespread. Rising inflation, delayed supply chain processes, and stay-at-home orders continue to impact all retail sectors.