One of Queensland's most well-known retail companies, Robins Kitchen, has gone into liquidation, putting hundreds of jobs at risk and ending 38 years of the brand.

Following a long and bitter ownership struggle, Robins Kitchen was put into liquidation on Friday night, with instructions that stock be removed from shelves and sent to a central location.

Former owner Warwick Parer had put Robins Kitchen into voluntary administration shortly before Christmas.

That followed several hurdles for the private company, including a decision by wholesaler PlayCorp to stop supplying stock to Robins Kitchen.

PlayCorp's managing director is Steven Lew, son of retail magnate Solomon Lew, who has been involved in a battle for control of Robins Kitchen with Sydney businessman Fred Bart since the company went into administration.

Steven Lew is also the executive chairman of House, one of Robins Kitchen's main competitors.

Administrator FTI Consulting had recommended Mr Bart's proposal for a deed of company agreement to Robins Kitchen creditors in January.

That DOCA was appealed by the Lew camp in the Federal Court after its offer was rejected by creditors.

Most Robins Kitchen staff would have kept their jobs.

A complaint against PlayCorp and House has been made to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

Robins Kitchen employed about 300 people at 36 stores in Queensland, 18 in New South Wales and one in the Australian Capital Territory.