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 All 44 Australian Toys R Us (TRU) stores across the country are now closed.

 

The final day of trading was 05 August which saw heavy discounts on remaining products, as well as store fixtures and fittings.

 

Victorian TRU state manager, Mark Bailey, thanked the staff for their efforts during the wind down period in a post on LinkedIn.

 

"Today sees our doors close for the final time in Victoria. Really proud of all my stores for their effort during the close down. It's been tough but you all have been amazing.

 

"It's been a great journey. Have worked with some amazing people over the [past] 24 years. Toys R Us has been such a great place to work for because of all [the Toys R Us kids] out there.

 

"Great memories, great stories to be told, [and there's] too many people to thank. To all [the] managers and associates from my 11 stores: a huge thank you. To all the support staff in the office and our awesome executive team: big thank you for the opportunity you have given me, wish you all the very best for the future.

 

"We all should be so proud of what we have all achieved at Toys R Us Australia, it's been great."

 

Approximately 700 staff are now looking for work, but their entitlements will be paid through the revenue generated through the sale of the stock.

 

“The realisation of stock across the network will enable all employee accrued entitlements, including redundancy payments, to be paid to Toys R Us and Babies R Us employees shortly after the termination of their employment,” Jason Preston, TRU administrator said in a statement.

 

TRU Australia began closing down sales in June after all interested buyers withdrew their offers for the bankrupt retailer.

 

 

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