Barratts Shoes has gone into administration for the third time in four years, putting more than 1,000 jobs at risk in the UK and Ireland.
Barratts has stores across the North East, in Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Redcar.
The administrators, Duff & Phelps, said: "At this stage redundancies and/or store closures cannot be ruled out."
More top news
The club has confirmed that manager Dick Advocaat has left, after a poor start to the season.
Weather starts to change overnight Sunday into Monday. Mild few days to come, but heavy showers at times. Improving later in the new week
Photos from a day filled with excitement... from the moment the fans began to arrive, to Habana's victory clinching try.