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The Wayne, N.J., retailer recently had announced plans to close about 180 stores, affecting approximately 4,500 workers.
The new store closings would be on top of those previously announced.More news: Sports Arbitration Court Cancels Doping Hearing for Russian Curler
A list of the latest sites to be shuttered has not been made public yet, though the company told the Wall Street Journal that "discussions about the store closures are continuing, and the number of closures could change".
At some other locations, the company is combining its Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores.
The company that once dominated toy sales in the USA has been operating under bankruptcy protection since last fall, when it filed for Chapter 11 under the weight of $5 billion in debt. Locations in Albany, Clay, Clifton Park, Hamburg, New Hartford, Johnson City and Rochester were spared.More news: Denali Advisors LLC Purchases New Holdings in Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS)
"As we have shared publicly, our focus is on the reinvention of our business and emergence from chapter 11", Toys R Us spokeswoman Amy von Walter said, according to the Journal.
The retailer has said it wants to emerge from bankruptcy before the 2018 holiday season, according to USA Today. Unfortunately, the report also states that Toys "R" Us has stopped telling affected employees that they will receive severance payments.
While its sales numbers have been shrinking, Toys R Us still sells about 20 percent of the toys bought in the USA, according to Stephanie Wissink, an analyst at Jefferies LLC.More news: Esperion Therapeutics Inc (ESPR) Holdings Lifted by Bailard Inc