It’s likely this Aberdeen Toys R Us store will shut next year

An Aberdeen Toys R Us store is set to close as part of a restructure process.

The store at Berryden has been confirmed as one of the 26 stores across the UK that could close next spring.

Across the country up to 800 jobs could be at risk – it is not known how many of these are in Aberdeen.

The retailer said it is working on a company voluntary agreement (CVA), which would allow it to jettison the loss-making stores.

The firm said the transformation plan is needed to “meet the evolving needs of customers in today’s UK retail market”.

It is understood that 500 to 800 jobs could be lost as part of the CVA process, as the company expects that it will be required to make redundancies.

The retailer said that all efforts will be made to redeploy team members where possible.

Toys R Us, which trades from 84 stores in the UK and has 21 concessions, employs a total of 3,200 people, but the company assured that there will be “no disruption for customers” throughout the Christmas and New Year shopping period, with the business set to start closing stores in Spring 2018.

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