Toys R Us have confirmed the closing dates of the final Toys R Us stores in the UK. Earlier, the company had confirmed it was no longer accepting returns for refunds and shoppers can no longer make orders on its website.
The joint administrators of Toys R Us have announced that the final 75 stores in the UK will close by Tuesday 24 April, affecting more than 2,000 jobs.
The 2,054 employees have been told and will be paid up to and including their last day of work.
Stores will continue to trade as normal up until the dates listed below, with a nationwide stock discounting programme extended further. Discounts of up to 70 per cent will be available throughout the stores, with products such as bikes and strollers currently on offer at half-price.
“We are grateful for the hard work of everybody at Toys “R” Us’ during this extremely difficult and challenging time. 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,” said Simon Thomas, joint administrator and partner at Moorfields.
Check out the full list of closure dates below:
The global brand went into trouble after the US business filed for bankruptcy last year and subsequently shut 180 stores. The UK branch went into administration in February, putting 3,000 jobs at risk, with “an orderly wind-down” getting underway after the failure to find a buyer.
According to several media reports, the sites being left by Toys R Us are already being eyed up by some, including London-listed fitness firm The Gym Group.