Toys R Us

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A statement on behalf of Smyths said it has “entered into a definitive agreement” to buy the tri-country Toys R Us unit, including its head office in Cologne

Smyths Toys, the Mayo family-owned retailing group, will almost double in size after agreeing a huge deal to buy rival, Toys R Us, in Germany, Austria(...)

Entertainment One said ‘Peppa Pig’ continues to perform well in mature markets such as Britain and Australia, but “significant demand” for licensed products in China has been driving growth.

Peppa Pig is set to bring home the bacon for Entertainment One, with the TV and film company behind the popular children’s animated television show ex(...)

Closing down signs are seen outside the Toys R Us store in Coventry, England. Photograph: Reuters

The UK arm of Toys R Us is to close all of its 100 UK stores after administrators for the stricken business failed to find a buyer. The retailer oper(...)

British electricals retailer Maplin joined Toys’R’Us UK in falling into administration this week. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

As if traditional retailers didn’t have enough problems contending with “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday”, the inclement weather has given rise to a c(...)

‘Moral panic over vulture funds is only delaying the end of the arrears crisis.’

In 2011 at the Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin Castle, former US president Bill Clinton sauntered onstage and delivered some home truths. Among (...)

The private equity owners of Toys R Us heaped $5 billion of loans on to the business and it buckled under the strain. Photograph: PA Wire

The UK arm of Toys R Us has collapsed into insolvency, putting thousands of jobs at risk just two months after the chain won creditor backing for a sw(...)

A Maplin outlet on London’s Oxford Street. Photograph: iStock

British electrical retailer Maplin entered administration on Wednesday after failing to find a buyer for the business, its chief executive said in a s(...)

Music shop Waltons closed down this week after more than 20 years on South Great George’s Street in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“Can’t believe they’re closing.” “So upsetting.” An “absolute pox”. Many expressed sorrow this week at the news that Waltons music store was departing(...)

The UK arm of Toys R Us is attempting to push through a restructuring plan that will see one in four of its 105 stores closed, with the loss of up to 800 jobs. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

It is always painful to witness the very public collapse of a company, whatever the time of year. But with Christmas just a few days away, the plight (...)

Occupancy levels on Grafton, Henry and Mary streets – Dublin  city’s main shopping thoroughfares – are currently 95 to 100 per cent. Photograph: David Sleator

Commercial investment in Irish retail fell off something of a cliff in 2017, with the value of transactions for the first nine months of year down nea(...)

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