I read in the papers recently that Kleenmaid had gone down the gurgler, owing millions to creditors and leaving those that had ordered and paid for white goods in the lurch.
I drove past this Kleenmaid store after that story broke, and not only did they appear to be open for business, they were still advertising that they were taking orders and so on.
Either the stores have worked out some sort of arrangement where they can keep trading on their own, or head office has not done a very good job of telling their franchisees that they are broke. That they are an ex-company. They have ceased to be.