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Toys R Us announces final store closures

Remaining 75 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores will close by April 24th.

Toy News Online
April 11, 2018
Jack Ridsdale

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Toys R Us administrators Moorfields have confirmed the closure dates of the final Toys R Us stores in the UK.

The remaining 75 Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores in the UK are to close by Tuesday, April 24th 2018. All 2,054 employees have been informed and will be paid up to and including their last day of employment.

Stores will continue to trade as normal up until the dates listed below and the nationwide stock discounting programme has been extended further. Discounts of up to 70 per cent are available throughout the stores, with all bikes, car seats, strollers and action figures currently on offer at half-price. Further 'Manager’s Specials' deals are available on selected products in stores.

“We are grateful for the hard work of everybody at Toys “R” Us’ during this extremely difficult and challenging time," said Simon Thomas, joint administrator and partner at Moorfields. "We are working closely with the 2,000 employees affected by the closures to ensure they receive the support they need for redundancy and other compensatory payments."

“The stores across the county will be open as usual until the last day of trading and we would encourage shoppers to make the most of the great deals on offer. Extended discounts of up to 70% are in place from today and offers are available on some of our best-known brands.” 

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Santa Andy G.

    My brother works for Toys "R" Us in Toms River, NJ, and he was told May 14th is the closing date for that store.  He's been working there 15 + years as their bike mechanic.  Time to move on.

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Santa Marty

I used Toys R Us to do my annual Toy Training for the upcoming Christmas Season.  It worked well, and I became pretty well versed in knowing the toys and being able to comment on them with children.  

There is no other place like TRU around so I will have to do my training elsewhere.  Too bad actually, as I enjoyed it, and Santa was a great excuse to go toy looking!

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Santa Bruce Geron
4 minutes ago, Santa Marty said:

I used Toys R Us to do my annual Toy Training for the upcoming Christmas Season.  It worked well, and I became pretty well versed in knowing the toys and being able to comment on them with children.  

There is no other place like TRU around so I will have to do my training elsewhere.  Too bad actually, as I enjoyed it, and Santa was a great excuse to go toy looking!

Marty,

 

I guess we'll need to look at the toy departments at Walmart and Target. Unfortunately, they don't have the range and scope that TRU has.

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Santa Marty
2 minutes ago, Santa Bruce Geron said:

Marty,

 

I guess we'll need to look at the toy departments at Walmart and Target. Unfortunately, they don't have the range and scope that TRU has.

No they don’t Bruce, but the shoppers are often quite entertaining and mostly amusingly stylish-ish.   :)

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Santa Andy G.

You are so right Marty .  There are fashion statements at Walmart that once seen cannot be unseen ( oh... my eyes! ).

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Santa Bruce Geron
19 hours ago, Santa Marty said:

No they don’t Bruce, but the shoppers are often quite entertaining and mostly amusingly stylish-ish.   :)

When I was teaching in a small SW town in the states, we would go to Walmart and sit in the coffee shop people watching. It was fun way to spend a Friday night in that town.

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