The move casts doubt over the future of its approximately 1,600 outlets and 64,000 employees, and comes just as the USA market gears up for the crucial holiday shopping season, during which company's like Toys "R" Us generate a large proportion of their annual sales.
The rise of e-commerce has struck a blow to most retailers, but Toys R Us also has suffered from competition with other big-box retailers such as Walmart and Target, which can drive down the price of toys.
On Monday, September 18, Toys "R" Us made a filing for #Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection, an action some analysts say has been a long time coming for the toy store.
Ryanair to cancel up to 50 flights/day In a press conference O'Leary said customers whose flights have been cancelled will receive an email by Monday evening. Most of the cancelled flights are to or from Ryanair's busiest airports, including Barcelona, Rome and Stansted.
Operations in Australia and Europe and a joint venture in Asia were not part of the bankruptcy proceedings.
The proceedings are created to give loss-making Toys R Us time to reorganise its finances as it tackles a debt pile of $5bn (£3.6bn) - protecting it from creditor demands.
Toys "R" Us, which was purchased for $6.6 billion in 2005 by private equity firms KKR and Bain and real estate investment trust Vornado, has not confirmed the reports.
The toymaker said all Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores would remain in operation. Babies "R" Us, the brand which deals with toys and products exclusively for babies, is also planning to enter India soon.
The 60-year-old company, which is facing about $400m of debt repayments in 2018, said it had secured about $3bn of financing from various lenders, including a JP Morgan-led bank syndicate, to keep its stores open "as usual" as it approaches its key Christmas selling period.
Toys R Us has around $5bn worth of long-term debt on its balance sheet, a substantial chunk of which needs to be repaid next year.
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