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“Left with no choice” – Max Brenner closes 20 outlets

Embattled chocolate and café chain Max Brenner has shut 20 of its 37 Australian outlets after entering voluntary administration last week. Administrators McGrathNicol confirmed on Friday evening that more than half of the stores operated by the Australian arm of the international brand would shut on October 8. “The decision to close stores is always regrettable but in this case, we were left with no choice following a store-by-store review of Max Brenner operations,” administrator B