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Toys R Us Bankruptcy Filing “Imminent”

Still a rumor but looking pretty likely …

Toys ‘R’ Us Inc could file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks as pressure from skittish suppliers intensifies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The company and its restructuring advisers are considering filing for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Virginia, according to the WSJ report. (on.wsj.com/2h87WOt)

The privately-held toy retailer had previously said it was working with investment bank Lazard Ltd to help address its approximately $5 billion in debt, of which roughly $400 million comes due next year.

 The potential Chapter 11 filing could be a result of the company’s suppliers tightening trade terms, including holding back on shipments unless the toy retailer is able to make cash payments on delivery, the newspaper reported.
You can read more at Reuters.
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18 September 2017 Retail, Toys One Comment

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  • Steve AKA: Poppa says:

    This really does not surprise me. My local TRU at the Tacoma Mall area has been there for over 30 years. It always has had prices above the chain stores. That’s every thing from basic Hot Wheels cars ($1.09), Pez dispensers ($2.29) to the big items. It’s a lot easier for mom and dad to take the kids to Target or Wal-Mart and let them browse while mom or dad shops for groceries. Or order on-line from Amazon. The lure is just not there any more.

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