Toys R Us may be closing all stores


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Some Canadian subsidiaries of US retailers have managed to survive their parent company's bankruptcy, however. "The price goes down to the marginal cost". Store closing sales are set to begin in February with the majority of stores ceasing operations by mid-April.

That includes toy giants like Hasbro and Mattel. "This could be a sign that the company is finding it hard to reach creditor consensus and might be unable to avoid liquidation". Companies often use this time to reorganize their debt.

While the situation is still fluid, a shutdown of the U.S. division has become increasingly likely, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private.

Toys R Us failed to pull off the juggling act needed to balance a massive debt load while attempting to upgrade its out-of-date stores and improve its e-commerce offerings.

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A hearing scheduled for bankruptcy court has been postponed three time this week, signaling that the company's reorganization plan could be collapsing.

CNBC reports lenders are pushing hard for a liquidation.

A formal announcement could come by Monday, but the company is holding out hope for a last-minute rescue. With that kind of market share, Toys "R" Us should be in a comfortable position, not on the ropes. "It plays a very special role for the industry".

Toys "R" Us generated US$11.5 billion in sales in 2016.

While a bad holiday season hurt their chances of recovery, some of the lenders have been aggressive in pushing for liquidation. The toy chain accounts of 10 percent of sales for both toy companies.