Toys R Us

US-based Toys R Us is an international toy retailer that also sold clothing, video games and baby products. Founded in 1948 by Charles Lazarus, the retailer was a major player in the toy business for over 65 years, until online giants like Amazon started eating into the market share in recent years.

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September 2017, Toys R Us announced that it would be closing all of its US and UK stores in 2018. All 100 stores in the UK closed down in April 2018 and remain closed.

Toys R Us was saved from bankruptcy in January 2019 by Tru Kids, which has arranged for selected Toys R Us products to be sold in Kroger grocery chain stores in the US.


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