NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- iFresh, Inc. (the "Company") (IFMK) - Get iFresh, Inc. Report, a leading Asian American supermarket chain and online grocer, announced today that on September 22, 2021, Nasdaq notified iFresh that due to the Company's continued non-compliance with Nasdaq's annual meeting and filing requirements, as set forth in Nasdaq Listing Rules 5620(a) and 5250(c)(1), respectively, the Company's securities were subject to delisting unless the Company timely requests a hearing before a Nasdaq Hearings Panel (the "Panel").
The Company plans to timely request a hearing before the Panel, which request will automatically stay any further suspension or delisting action by Nasdaq through October 7, 2021. Concurrent with the hearing request and as allowed by the Nasdaq Listing Rules, the Company will also request a further stay of Nasdaq's determination; that is, beyond October 7, 2021 and pending the ultimate conclusion of the hearing process.
At the hearing, the Company will present its plan to evidence compliance with the listing rules and request an extension within which to do so. The Panel has the discretion to grant the Company an extension through March 28, 2022 to hold an annual meeting and through July 11, 2022 to file its periodic reports.
As previously disclosed, the Company was unable to timely file the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 with the SEC due to the pending restatement of certain of its previously filed financial statements, which process must conclude before the Company will be in a position to file any subsequent periodic reports with the SEC or a proxy statement for the annual meeting.
The Company is taking definitive steps to evidence compliance with the listing rules as soon as practicable; however, there can be no assurance that the Panel will grant the Company's request for continued listing or that the Company will be able to evidence compliance within the period of time that may be granted to the Company by the Panel.
About iFresh, Inc.
iFresh Inc. (IFMK) - Get iFresh, Inc. Report, headquartered in Long Island City, New York, is a leading Asian American grocery supermarket chain and online grocer on the east coast of U.S. With nine retail supermarkets along the US eastern seaboard (with additional stores in Glen Cove, Miami and Connecticut opening soon), and two in-house wholesale businesses strategically located in cities with a highly concentrated Asian population, iFresh aims to satisfy the increasing demands of Asian Americans (whose purchasing power has been growing rapidly) for fresh and culturally unique produce, seafood and other groceries that are not found in mainstream supermarkets. With an in-house proprietary delivery network, online sales channel and strong relations with farms that produce Chinese specialty vegetables and fruits, iFresh is able to offer fresh, high-quality specialty produce at competitive prices to a growing base of customers. For more information, please visit: http://www.ifreshmarket.com/.
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