Over 2000 redundancies imminent as Toys R Us closes final stores

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Toys R Us

Toys R Us is set to finish its UK wind down within the next two weeks as the collapsed retailer announces the imminent closure of its remaining 75 stores.

According to joint administrators Moorfields Advisory Limited, the remaining Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores will shut by Tuesday April 24, following weeks of heavy discounting on remaining stock.

All of the remaining 2054 have reportedly been informed and will be paid up to and including their last day of employment.

“We are grateful for the hard work of everybody at Toys “R” Us’ during this extremely difficult and challenging time,” Moorfields’ joint administrator and partner Simon Thomas.

“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.”

Late last month the retailer revealed 98 redundancies as it closed it UK distribution centre and has been undergoing an “orderly wind down” since officially appointing administrators in February.

A full list of the remaining stores and their planned closure dates is included below.

Store Last day of trading Store Last day of trading
Sunderland Wed-18-Apr Poole Mon-23-Apr
Carlisle The Lanes Thu-19-Apr Southampton Tue-24-Apr
Teesside Fri-20-Apr Cardiff Queen Street Thu-19-Apr
Metro Sat-21-Apr Bristol Fri-20-Apr
Sprucefields Mon-23-Apr Oxford Sat-21-Apr
Belfast Castle Court Tue-24-Apr Swansea Sun-22-Apr
Uxbridge Thu-19-Apr Gloucester Mon-23-Apr
Staines Elmsleigh Fri-20-Apr Swindon Tue-24-Apr
High Wycombe Sat-21-Apr Blackburn Thu-19-Apr
Ilford Sun-22-Apr Liverpool Fri-20-Apr
Enfield Mon-23-Apr Manchester Sat-21-Apr
Brent Cross Tue-24-Apr Stockport Sun-22-Apr
Chester Broughton Wed-18-Apr Preston Mon-23-Apr
Stafford Thu-19-Apr Warrington Tue-24-Apr
Merry Hill Fri-20-Apr Leicester Highcross Fri-13-Apr
Stoke Sat-21-Apr Nottingham Victoria Centre Fri-20-Apr
Solihull Sun-22-Apr Northampton Weston Favell Sat-21-Apr
Oldbury Mon-23-Apr Peterborough Sun-22-Apr
Chester Tue-24-Apr Northampton Mon-23-Apr
Bromley Thu-19-Apr Nottingham Tue-24-Apr
Sydenham Fri-20-Apr Aberdeen Union Square Thu-19-Apr
Bayswater Sat-21-Apr Craigleith Fri-20-Apr
Colliers Wood Sun-22-Apr Glasgow The Forge Sat-21-Apr
Medway Mon-23-Apr Stirling Sun-22-Apr
Croydon Tue-24-Apr Glasgow Helen St Mon-23-Apr
Mansfield Sat-21-Apr Dundee Tue-24-Apr
Chesterfield Sun-22-Apr Stevenage Thu-19-Apr
Lincoln Mon-23-Apr Thurrock Fri-20-Apr
Derby Tue-24-Apr Basildon Sat-21-Apr
Banbury Fri-20-Apr Harlow Sun-22-Apr
Bedford Sat-21-Apr Ipswich Mon-23-Apr
Milton Keynes Sun-22-Apr Norwich Tue-24-Apr
Luton Mon-23-Apr Doncaster Frenchgate Fri-20-Apr
Coventry Tue-24-Apr Wakefield Sat-21-Apr
Brighton Thu-19-Apr Hull Sun-22-Apr
Portsmouth Fri-20-Apr Leeds Mon-23-Apr
Reading Sat-21-Apr Sheffield Tue-24-Apr

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