While Toys ‘R’ Us’ bankruptcy filing came as no surprise to most retail industry experts, its implications appear to follow along two trains of thought: it serves as yet another reminder of the struggles of big-box retailers, or, it represents another chance for the retail real estate industry to innovate and come out stronger.
In announcing the Chapter 11 filing, the retailer’s executives said in
a statement that the move will not affect the company’s approximately
1,600 Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us stores located around the world, of
which most are profitable.. . . more