Commitments and Contingencies
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 27, 2018
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7. Commitments and Contingencies
We lease our corporate office, retail locations and distribution centers through F&D, under long‑term operating lease agreements that expire in various years through 2038. Additionally, certain equipment is leased under short‑term operating leases.
Certain lease agreements include escalating rents over the lease terms. We expense rent on a straight‑line basis over the life of the lease, which commences on the date we have the right to control the property. The cumulative expense recognized on a straight‑line basis in excess of the cumulative payments is included in deferred rent in the accompanying balance sheets. Future minimum lease payments under non‑cancelable operating leases (with initial or remaining lease terms in excess of one year) as of September 27, 2018, were:
Lease expense for the thirty-nine weeks ended September 27, 2018 and September 28, 2017 was approximately $67,990 thousand and $51,956 thousand, respectively.
We are subject to other various legal actions, claims and proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business, which may include claims related to general liability, workers’ compensation, product liability, intellectual property and employment-related matters resulting from our business activities. We establish reserves for specific legal proceedings when we determine that the likelihood of an unfavorable outcome is probable and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated. These proceedings are not expected to have a material impact on our consolidated financial position, cash flows or results of operations.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef