Wednesday, 24 January 2018 11:01

Toys R Us to close 180 stores across the US

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Toys R Us is planning to shutter roughly 180 stores across the country, or about one-fifth of its U.S. store fleet, in a bid to restructure the company and emerge from bankruptcy protection.

 

The closures still need court approval, documents show, but management is planning to shut those locations beginning in early February and running through mid-April. (See below for a complete list of those locations set to close.)

"The reinvention of our brands requires that we make tough decisions about our priorities and focus," Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David Brandon wrote Tuesday in a memo to customers. "The actions we are taking are necessary to give us the best chance to emerge from our bankruptcy proceedings as a more viable and competitive company."

The Wayne, New Jersey-based retailer added that a number of its existing locations will be co-branded as Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores.

Just four months ago and prior to the holiday shopping season, Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy protection as its sales were waning and debt was piling up. The toy chain faces increased competition from the likes of Amazon, Walmart, and Target, and it's struggled meeting consumers' needs online.

Toys R Us has said it's focused on improving the in-store and online shopping experience and is also planning to revamp its loyalty program to appeal to more consumers.

Toys R Us' Canadian president, Melanie Teed-Murch, said in a separate memo that the 83 locations in Canada won't be impacted by Tuesday's news.

In Canada, Toys R Us "will be taking additional steps to improve the overall customer omnichannel experience with compelling promotions, continued improvements to mobile and digital marketing and enhancements to our baby registry and loyalty programs," Teed-Murch explained.

One analyst has already speculated Target is positioned to be the biggest winner as Toys R Us closes some of its U.S. stores, considering the big-box retailer's proximity to the toy chain's locations.

Out of Toys R Us' roughly 880 store fleet in the U.S., 183 stores (including those under the Babies R Us nameplate) have at least one other Toys R Us store within a 15-minute drive, UBS wrote in a note to clients in December. Analyst Michael Lasser said he believed the company would close these "cannibalized" locations before any others.

Here's a list of the Toys R Us stores set to close in the U.S.:
Alabama

Tuscaloosa 2600 McFarland Blvd. East AL

Birmingham 335 Summit Blvd. AL

Arizona

Yuma 801 W. 32nd Street AZ

Paradise Valley 12801 North Tatum Blvd. AZ

Scottsdale 9139 Indian Bend Rd. AZ

Tucson 4619 N. Oracle Rd. AZ

Scottsdale 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. AZ

Mesa US 60 and Signal Butte Rd. AZ

Arkansas

Little Rock 2616 S. Shackleford Rd. AR

California

Indio 42500 Jackson St. CA

Simi Valley 1189 Simi Town Ctr. Way CA

Santa Clarita 26573 Carl Boyer Dr. CA

Covina 960 Lakes Dr. CA

Puente Hills 1600 S. Azusa Ave. CA

Brea 2575 E. Imperial Highway CA

Westminster 530 Westminster Mall CA

Torrance 20120 Hawthorne Blvd. CA

Riverside 2550 Canyon Springs Pkwy S. CA

Yuba City 700 "A" Onstott Rd. CA

Folsom 2785 E. Bidwell St. CA

Pinole 1330 Fitzgerald CA

Pittsburg 4505 Century Blvd. CA

San Rafael 600 Francisco Blvd. CA

Brentwood 5461 Lone Tree Way CA

Fairfield 1400 Gateway Blvd. CA

Emeryville 3938 Horton CA

E. San Jose 2179 Monterey Hwy. CA

San Jose / Almade865 Blossom Hill Rd. CA

Fresno 3520 W. Shaw Ave. CA

Union City 31250 Court House Dr. CA

Stockton 10640 Trinity Pkwy. CA

Santa Ana 3900 Bristol Street CA

Corona 3665 Grand Oaks CA

Mission Bay 1240 W. Morena Blvd. CA

Mira Mesa 8181 Mira Mesa Blvd. CA

Vista 1990 University Drive CA

Colorado

Aurora 1150 S. Ironton CO

Connecticut

North Haven 376 North Universal Drive CT

Waterbury 275 Union St. CT

Newington 3491 Berlin Turnpike CT

Manchester 169 Hale Road CT

Florida

Tallahassee 1625 Apalachee Pkwy. FL

St. Petersburg 1900 Tyrone Blvd. FL

Tampa 3908 West Hillsborough Avenue FL

Orange Park 6001 Argyle Forest Blvd. FL

Altamonte Spring 708 West State Rd. 436 FL

Boca Raton 21697 State Road #7 FL

Port St. Lucie 10732 SW Village Pkwy. FL

Royal Palm Beach450 South SR 7 FL

Kissimmee 2601 W.Osceola Parkway FL

Coral Springs 6001 West Sample Road FL

Kissimmee 3214 N John Young Pkwy. FL

Georgia

Albany 2601 Dawson Rd. GA

Smyrna 2955 Cobb Parkway GA

Alpharetta 6380 No. Point Parkway GA

Dunwoody 1155 Mt. Vernon Hwy. GA

Douglasville 6875 Douglas Boulevard GA

Conyers 8160 Mall Parkway GA

Newnan 221 Newnan Crossing Bypass GA

Fayetteville 132 Pavilion Parkway GA

Indiana

Indianapolis 3928 E 82nd Street IN

Greenwood 8800 US 31 South IN

Iowa

S. Des Moines 1211 E. Army Post Rd. IA

Des Moines 8801 University Ave. IA

Illinois

Highland Park 1610 Deerfield Rd. IL

Schaumburg 16 East Golf Rd. IL

Vernon Hills 295 Center Drive IL

Matteson 5001 Lincoln Highway IL

Bricktown 6420 W. Fullerton IL

Burbank 7750 South Cicero Avenue IL

Niles 5660 Touhy Avenue IL

Kansas

Wichita 4646 W. Kellogg KS

Overland Park 8500 W 135th ST KS

Kentucky

St. Mathews 4900 Shelbyville Rd. KY

Simpsonville 1155 Buck Creek Rd. KY

Lexington 1965 Star Shoot Parkway KY

Louisiana

Slidell 137 Northshore Blvd. LA

Michigan

Muskegon 5363 Harvey Street MI

Traverse City 2620 Crossing Circle MI

Lansing 5900 W. Saginaw Highway MI

Grand Rapids 4923 28th Street South East MI

Ann Arbor 3725 Carpenter Road MI

Ann Arbor 3725 Washtenaw MI

Minnesota

Minnetonka 14100 Wayzata Blvd. MN

Blaine 170 89th Ave. MN

Woodbury 8236 Tamarack Village MN

Richfield 900 West 78th Street South MN

Mississippi

Meridian 1003 Bonita Lakes Circle MS

Bass Pro Dr. MS

Missouri

Columbia 1901 Bernadette MO

Cape Girardeau 201 Silver Springs Rd. MO

Bridgeton 5590 St. Louis Mills Blvd MO

Chesterfield 220 THF Blvd MO

Nebraska

Omaha 3505 S. 140th Plaza NE

Nevada

Las Vegas 2150 North Rainbow Blvd. NV

Spring Valley 7020 Arroyo Crossing Parkway NV

New Mexico

Albuquerque 45 Hotel Circle NM

North Carolina

Asheville 801 Fairview Road NC

Durham 7001 Fayetteville Road NC

Durham 3300 Westgate Drive NC

Maine

Bangor 6 Bangor Mall Blvd. ME

Portland 200 Running Hill Road ME

Maryland

Clinton 8401 Mike Shapiro Drive MD

Massachusetts

Dedham 302 Providence MA

Millbury 70 Worcester Providence Tpk/Rt. 146 MA

Holyoke 50 Holyoke Street MA

Bellingham 217 Hartford Ave. MA

Northborough 6110 Shops Way MA

Framingham Shoppers World Plaza,1 Worcester Ro MA

New Hampshire

Nashua 29 Gusabel Avenue NH

New Jersey

Phillipsburg 1280 Rt. 22 & St. James Ave. NJ

Eatontown 137 Route 35 NJ

Bridgewater 100 Promenade Blvd. NJ

Union 2700 Route 22 East. NJ

North Brunswick 909 US Hwy 1 South. NJ

Burlington Rt. 541 & Cadillac Road NJ

Cherry Hill 2135 Route 38 NJ

Wayne 7 Wayne Hills Mall NJ

Paramus 545 Route 17 South NJ

East Hanover 98 Route 10 West. NJ

Elizabeth-KidsWo 900 Center Drive NJ

Mt. Olive 50 International Drive South NJ

New York

College Point 139-19 20th Ave. NY

Union Square 24-30 Union Square E NY

Sayville 5181 Sunrise Hwy. NY

Massapequa 5214 Sunrise Hwy. NY

Henrietta 2335 Marketplace Drive NY

Amherst 1569 Niagara Falls Blvd. NY

Kingston 401 Frank Sottile Boulevard NY

Glens Falls 708 Upper Glen St. NY

Latham 221 Wade Road Extension NY

Yonkers 2700 Central Park Ave. NY

Middle Village 66 Metropolitan Ave. NY

Westbury 1350 Corporate Drive NY

Commack 108 Veterans Memorial Highway NY

Williamsport 461 Lycoming Mall Cir

Greece 1530 Ridge Rd. West NY

Ohio

Western Hills 6251 Glenway Ave. OH

Dayton 2661 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd. OH

Mentor 7841 Mentor Ave. OH

Dublin 3610 West Dublin-Granville Rd. OH

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City 1119 SE 66th St. OK

Fort Smith 5609-E Rogers Ave. OK

Norman 560 Ed Noble Pkwy. OK

Pennsylvania

Dover 1061 N. Dupont Highway PA

Horsham 100 Welsh Road PA

Erie 6680 Peach St. PA

Monroeville 3700 William Penn Highway PA

Exton 104 Bartlett Ave. PA

Ross Park Mall 2003 Cheryl Dr. PA

Washington 301 Oakspring Road PA

Beaver Valley Route 18/Valley View Dr. PA

Rhode Island

Warwick 300 Quaker Lane RI

South Carolina

Columbia 254 Harbison Boulevard SC

South Dakota

Rapid City 450 E. Disk Drive SD

Tennessee

Memphis 7676 Polo Ground Blvd. TN

Nashville 5731 Nolensville Rd. TN

Texas

West El Paso 801 Mesa Hills Dr. TX

Katy 9730 Katy Freeway TX

Allen 170 E. Stacy Road TX

Irving 7730 N. MacArthur Blvd TX

Lewisville 420 E. Round Grove Rd. TX

Dallas Galleria 13710 Dallas Parkway TX

Hurst 1309 W. Pipeline Rd. TX

Hulen 5800 Overton Ridge Blvd. TX

Utah

Ogden 4042 Riverdale Rd. UT

Midvale 1122 Fort Union Boulevard UT

Virginia

Potomac Mills 14173 Crossing Place VA

Newport News 12153 Jefferson Ave. VA

Washington

Silverdale 3567 N.W. Randall Way WA

Everett 1325A S.E. Everett Mall Parkway WA

Spokane 6104 N. Division Street WA

Wisconsin

Brookfield 18550 W. Bluemound Rd. WI

Madison 2161 Zeier Road WI

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