|9 Months Ended
Oct. 28, 2017
In connection with its acquisition of Family Dollar, the Company was required to divest 330 stores and partially support these stores through a transition services agreement. Under the transition services agreement, the Company provided merchandise and services and the buyer was required to reimburse the Company.
In the 13 weeks ended April 29, 2017, the Company evaluated the collectability of its divestiture-related receivable. Based on information available, the Company determined that the outstanding balance of $50.9 million was not recoverable and recorded an impairment charge to write down the receivable to zero. An additional $2.6 million was recorded as a receivable and impaired subsequent to the first quarter of 2017. The impairment charges are included in “Receivable impairment” in the accompanying condensed consolidated income statements.