Allens, Inc. and All Veg, LLC

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General Information

On October 28, 2013, Allens, Inc. and All Veg, LLC, (collectively, the "Debtors") filed petitions in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division seeking relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The Debtors' cases have been assigned to Judge Ben T. Barry. These cases are being jointly administered for procedural purposes, meaning that all pleadings filed in these cases will be maintained on the case docket for Allens, Inc., Case No. 13-73597 (the "Main Case Docket"). The Main Case Docket can be accessed through the website maintained by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division http://www.arb.uscourts.gov. An unofficial version of the docket is accessible by selecting the "Docket" icon at the top of this page.

Case Information

Section 341 Meeting of Creditors

In accordance with section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code, the meeting of creditors was held on December 2, 2013 at 12:00 PM Central and was continued and concluded on January 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM Central at the U.S. Federal Building, 35 E. Mountain St., 4th Floor, Room 416, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Auction and Sale

On January 7, 2014 the Bankruptcy Court entered a Bidding Procedures Order, which established the following dates for the Auction and Sale of Allens, Inc.:

  • January 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. (prevailing Central Time), as the deadline to submit bids for the auction,

  • January 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. (prevailing Central Time), as the deadline to object to the sale or the assumption and assignment of executor contracts and unexpired leases,

  • February 3, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. (prevailing Eastern Time), as the auction date if Qualified Bids are received by the Bid Deadline, and

  • February 11, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. (prevailing Central Time), as the hearing date for the Bankruptcy Court to consider approval of the sale to the highest and best bidder.

For a copy of the Bidding Procedures Order, please click here.

For a copy of the Sale Notice, please click here.

For a copy of the Notice Adjourning the Sale Hearing to February 11, 2014, please click here.


Debtors

Lead Debtor:
Allens, Inc.     Case No:  13-73597

Related Debtors:
All Veg, LLC   Case No: 13-73598

Claim Form

Proof of Claim Forms

PACA Claims Bar Date

Pursuant to Docket # 255, the Bankruptcy Court has established December 23, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Central Time), as the deadline for the assertion of claims against the Debtors under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act of 1930, as amended, 7 U.S.C. §§ 499a et seq. For a copy of (i) the Order setting this deadline, please click here, (ii) the Notice of Bar Date for filing requests for PACA Claims and PACA Claims Procedures, please click here, and (iii) PACA CLAIM FORM, please click here.

PACA Claimants must file a PACA Proof of Claim with the Court via the Court’s Electronic Case Filing system on the main Jointly Administered docket under case No. 5:13-bk-73597 (BTB) and serve such PACA Proof of Claim upon (i) the Debtors, the Chief Restructuring Officer, (Attn: Jonathan Hickman), and (ii) the Debtors’ counsel, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C., 425 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 1800, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-3525 (Attn: Stan D. Smith, Esq. and Christopher A. McNulty, Esq.) and Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 200 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10166 (Attn: Nancy A. Mitchell, Esq. and Maria J. DiConza, Esq.) and Freeborn & Peters LLP, 311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 3000, Chicago, IL 60606 (Attn: Jason R. Klinowski, Esq. and Elizabeth L. Janczak, Esq.)

Administrative Expense Claims Asserted Under 503(b)(9) Bar Date

Pursuant to Docket # 269, the Bankruptcy Court has established January 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Central Time), as the deadline for filing Administrative Expense Claims that arose, accrued, or became due and payable within twenty (20) days before the October 28, 2013 petition date (i.e., between October 8, 2013 and October 28, 2013). For a copy of (i) the Order setting this deadline, please click here, (ii) the Notice of Bar Date for filing requests for Administrative Expense Claims, please click here, and (iii) ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE CLAIM FORM, please click here.

Completed forms can be sent to the following addresses:

If by First-Class Mail:
Allens, Inc. Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
FDR Station, P.O. Box 5283
New York, NY 10150-5283

If by Hand Delivery or Overnight Mail:
Allens, Inc. Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
757 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

General Bar Date

Pursuant to Docket # 344, the Bankruptcy Court has established February 17, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (Prevailing Central Time), as the deadline for filing claims arising prior to October 28, 2013, except for claims asserted or to be asserted against one or more of the Debtors pursuant to section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code and claims held by governmental units. The Bankruptcy Court has established April 28, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (Prevailing Central Time) as the Governmental Unit Bar Date. For a copy of (i) the Order setting this deadline, please click here, (ii) the Notice of Bar Date, please click here, and (iii) GENERAL CLAIM FORM, please click here.

Completed forms can be sent to the following addresses:

If by First-Class Mail:
Allens, Inc. Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
FDR Station, P.O. Box 5283
New York, NY 10150-5283

If by Hand Delivery or Overnight Mail:
Allens, Inc. Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
757 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

Administrative Expense Claims

Pursuant to Docket # 709, the Bankruptcy Court has established March 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. (Prevailing Central Time), as the last day for all to file requests for the allowance of administrative expense claims arising under sections 503(b) or 507(a)(2) of the Bankruptcy Code, including but not limited to claims arising under executory contracts, or any other section of the Bankruptcy Code, except Section 503(b)(9) Claims, against the Debtors’ estates that may have arisen, accrued, or otherwise become due and payable prior to February 28, 2014. For a copy of (i) the Order setting this deadline, please click here, (ii) the Notice of Administrative Bar Date, please click here, and (iii) ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE CLAIM FORM, please click here.

Completed forms can be sent to the following addresses:

If by First-Class Mail:
Allens, Inc. Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
FDR Station, P.O. Box 5283
New York, NY 10150-5283

If by Hand Delivery or Overnight Mail:
Allens, Inc. Claims Processing Center
c/o Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions, LLC
757 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10017

Key Professionals

Debtors' Counsel

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
MetLife Building
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
http://www.gtlaw.com
Phone: (212) 801-9200
Fax: (212) 801-6400
Attn: Nancy A. Mitchell, Esq.
Maria J. DiConza, Esq.
Matthew L. Hinker, Esq.

Debtors' Co-Counsel

Mitchell, Williams, Selig,
Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

425 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 1800
Little Rock, AR 72201-3525
http://www.mitchellwilliamslaw.com
Phone: (501) 688-8800
Fax: (501) 688-8807
Attn: Stan D. Smith, Esq.
Lance R. Miller, Esq.
Christopher A. McNulty, Esq.

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors' Counsel

Eichenbaum Liles P.A.
124 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 1900
Little Rock, AR 72201-3717
http://www.elhlaw.com
Phone: (501) 376-4531
Fax: (501) 376-8433
Attn: Martha Jett McAlister, Esq.

Cooley LLP
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
http://www.cooley.com
Phone: (212) 479-6138
Fax: (212) 479-6275
Attn: Cathy Hershcopf, Esq.
Jeffrey L. Cohen, Esq.
Seth Van Aalton, Esq.
Robert B. Winning, Esq.

Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors

Pursuant to Docket #175, the following creditors have been appointed to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in these cases by the Office of the United States Trustee:

Fifth Third Equipment Finance Company
Fifth Third Bank R5CBA3
1830 E. Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Attn: Michael Barkey
Phone: (616) 653-8525
Fax: (616) 653-9976

Ryder Integrated Logistics
11690 NW 105th St.
Miami, FL 33178
Attn: Mike Mandell
Phone: (305) 500-4417
Fax: (305) 500-3336

International Paper
4049 Willow Lake Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38118
Attn: Mark Wiklund, Credit Manager
Phone: (901) 419-1299
Fax: (901) 419-1239

URS Real Estate, LP
10 Glenlake Pkwy South Tower, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30328
Attn: Meredith Milby
Phone: (678) 387-4723

Ball Metal Food Container Corp.
9300 W. 108th Circle
Westminster, CO 80021
Attn: Dennis L. Wolf
Phone: (303) 460-5157
Fax: (303) 460-5443

CROWN Cork & Seal USA, Inc.
One Crown Way
Philadelphia, PA 19154-4599
Attn: Timothy P. Aust, CFO
Phone: (267) 984-3146
Fax: (215) 676-9674

Syngenta Seeds, Inc.
410 S Swing Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27409
Attn: Alex Floate
Phone: (336) 632-2208


U.S. Trustee

Office of the United States Trustee
200 W Capitol, Suite 1200
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 324-7357
Attn: Charles Tucker

Useful Links

Debtor's Website: http://www.allens.com

Website Information

As stated above, an unofficial version of the Main Case Docket can be accessed through this website by selecting "Docket" at the top of this page. In addition, from time to time, certain key documents filed in this case or otherwise made available by the Debtors will be available by selecting "Key Documents" above. Should you have any questions relating to this website, please feel free to contact us at 646.282.2500.

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