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Related Parties

Related Parties
6 Months Ended
Jul. 02, 2022
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Parties

Note 22: Related Parties


Shared Services

Tony Isaac, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, is the father of Jon Isaac, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Ventures Incorporated (“Live Ventures”) and managing member of Isaac Capital Group LLC (“ICG”), a greater than 5% stockholder of the Company. Tony Isaac, Chief Executive Officer, and Richard Butler, Board of Directors member of the Company, are members of the Board of Directors of Live Ventures. The Company also shares certain executive, accounting and legal services with Live Ventures. The total services shared were approximately $92,000 and $69,000 for the 13 weeks ended July 2, 2022 and July 3, 2021, respectively, and approximately $167,000 and $133,000 for the 26 weeks ended July 2, 2022 and July 3, 2021, respectively. Customer Connexx rents approximately 9,900 square feet of office space from Live Ventures in Las Vegas, Nevada. The total rent and common area expense was approximately $52,000 and $55,000 for the 13 weeks ended July 2, 2022 and July 3, 2021, respectively, and approximately $108,000 and $106,000 for the 26 weeks ended July 2, 2022 and July 3, 2021, respectively.

ApplianceSmart Note

As stated in Note 6, on December 30, 2017, the Company sold its retail appliance segment, ApplianceSmart, Inc. (“ApplianceSmart”) to ApplianceSmart Holdings LLC (the “Purchaser”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Live Ventures Incorporated, pursuant to a Stock Purchase Agreement (the “Agreement”). Pursuant to the Agreement, the Purchaser purchased from the Company all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of ApplianceSmart in exchange for $6.5 million. On April 25, 2018, the Purchaser delivered to the Company a promissory note (the “ApplianceSmart Note”) in the original principal amount of approximately $3.9 million.

On December 9, 2019, ApplianceSmart filed a voluntary petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York seeking relief under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code. Consequently, the Company recorded an impairment charge of approximately $3.0 million for the amount owed by ApplianceSmart to the Company as of December 28, 2019.

On October 13, 2021, a hearing was held to consider approval of a disclosure statement filed by ApplianceSmart in conjunction with its bankruptcy proceedings. On December 14, 2021, a hearing was held to confirm ApplianceSmart’s plan for reorganization (the “Plan”). On January 10, 2022, ApplianceSmart paid $25,000 to JanOne in settlement of its debt, as provided for in the confirmed Plan, and the ApplianceSmart Note was reversed. A final decree was issued by the court on February 28, 2022, upon the full satisfaction of the Plan, at which time ApplianceSmart emerged from Chapter 11. The outstanding balance of the ApplianceSmart Note at July 2, 2022 and January 1, 2022 was zero and approximately $3.0 million, respectively, exclusive of the impairment charge.

For discussion related to potential obligations and or guarantees under ApplianceSmart Leases, see Note 15.

Related Party ICG Group Note

On August 28, 2019, ARCA Recycling entered into and delivered to ICG a secured revolving line of credit promissory note, whereby ICG agreed to provide ARCA Recycling with a $2.5 million revolving credit facility (the “ICG Note”). The ICG Note originally matured on August 28, 2020. On August 25, 2020, the ICG Note was amended to extend the maturity date to December 31, 2020. On March 30, 2021, ARCA Recycling entered into a Second Amendment and Waiver (the “Second Amendment”) to the ICG Note to further extend the maturity date to August 18, 2021 and waive certain defaults under the ICG Note. The ICG Note bears interest at 8.75% per annum and provides for the payment of interest, monthly in arrears. ARCA Recycling will pay a loan fee of 2.0% on each borrowing made under the ICG Note. In connection with entering into the ICG Note, the Borrower also entered into a security agreement in favor of the Lender, pursuant to which ARCA Recycling granted a security interest in all of its assets to the Lender. The obligations of ARCA Recycling under the ICG Note are guaranteed by the Company. The foregoing transaction did not include the issuance of any shares of the Company’s common stock, warrants, or other derivative securities. As of January 1, 2022, the balance due on ICG note was $1.0 million. Beginning in April 2022, the revolving credit facility will convert to a term note that amortizes ratably through its maturity date of March 2026. The principal amount of the note is $1.0 million, and bears interest at 8.75% per annum. Monthly payments on this note will be approximately $24,767. ICG is a record and beneficial owner of 13.9% of the outstanding common stock of the Company. Jon Isaac is the manager and sole member of ICG, and the son of Tony Isaac, the Chief Executive Officer of JanOne and ARCA Recycling. As of July 2, 2022, the principal balance of the note is approximately $947,000.

ARCA Purchasing Agreement

On April 5, 2022, ARCA entered into a Purchasing Agreement with Live Ventures. Pursuant to the agreement, Live agrees to purchase inventory from time to time for ARCA, as set forth in submitted purchase orders. The inventory is owned by Live until which time payment by ARCA is received. All purchases made by the ARCA shall be paid back to Live in full plus an additional five percent surcharge or broker-type fee. The term of the Agreement is one year, and automatically renews if not terminated by either party, as provided for in the Agreement.