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Toys R Us to close all 800 of its U.S. stores - The Washington Post
Large amounts of debt, and declining brand value.

> “The liquidation of Toys R Us is the unfortunate but inevitable conclusion of a retailer that lost its way,” Neil Saunders, managing director of the research firm GlobalData Retail, wrote in an email. “Even during recent store closeouts, Toys R Us failed to create any sense of excitement. The brand lost relevance, customers and ultimately sales.”

Probably the $7.9 billion in debt was impossible to get around.
march 2018 by thingles
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