Toys R Us to close or sell all of its stores nationwide

The Toys R Us store at Oldbury. All the shops are expected to close over the next six weeks

The Toys R Us store at Oldbury. All the shops are expected to close over the next six weeks

Toys "R" Us had been closing one-fifth of its stores as part of efforts to emerge from one of the largest ever bankruptcies by a specialty retailer.

Harold Chizick, whose public relations firm represents small toy companies, said that once Toys R Us's operations are liquidated and the debt load goes away, the name could be revived.

Toys R Us is no longer accepting giftcards and vouchers.

The company will be closing 850 stores across the USA and already have plans to shutter its 75 locations in the United Kingdom.

Either way, it looks like anywhere from 600 to all 800 Toys "R" Us stores in the USA will be closing.

Toys R Us has been in business for over 60 years. It outlasted KB Toys, Zany Brainy and Noodle Kidoodle. He said he is also looking into buying as many as 400 USA stores, which he would seek to operate under the Toys R Us name.

A total of 25 Toys R Us stores have already closed, or a due to close by the
end of trading today, as part of a restructuring plan agreed with creditors in December which also included deals with the Pension Protection Fund and store landlords.

The company was taken over by private equity giants KKR, Bain Capital and real estate investment company Vornado in 2005. Its scale gave it leverage with toy sellers and it disrupted general merchandise stores and mom-and-pop shops.

In 1957 Lazarus began opening toy superstores just as television was taking off, driving demand for TV-advertised hits like Slinkys and Barbie dolls.

While Toys R Us has announced the closure or selling of stores in the U.S., it's likely these stores won't be the only ones to be affected.

"They run it efficiently, and have good leadership".

The CEO of MGA, Isaac Larian, told The Post: "There is no toy business without Toys R Us".

Toys R Us faces a £15 million tax bill that it has been unable to pay, with the company's U.S. parent company also said to be nearing collapse, potentially shutting down 800 stores in the United States this month.

The retail chain has failed to find a buyer or restructure its debt in the wake of its bankruptcy late past year.

Toys "R" Us hasn't made a full-year profit since 2012 and has lost $2.5 billion since then.

At a Toys R Us store in Bailey's Crossroads, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C., numerous shoppers were turning up to spend their gift cards, anxious about the impending closings. Silver believes they will be hurt more than Mattel Inc. and Hasbro Inc. since Toys R Us could account for up to 40 percent of their overall business.

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