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Toys ‘R’ Us Sales Declined Ahead of September Bankruptcy Filing

Shopping carts stand outside a Toys R Us Inc. store in Louisville, Kentucky.

Shopping carts stand outside a Toys R Us Inc. store in Louisville, Kentucky.

Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Toys “R” Us Inc. reported “disappointing” results for the three months ending October 28, during which the toy retailer was forced to file bankruptcy after vendors cut shipments.

Same-store sales in the U.S. declined 7 percent compared with a year earlier, according to a statement Tuesday from the Wayne, New Jersey-based company. Net sales fell to about $2 billion, down $89 million from last year, and the operating loss widened to $208 million from $40 million.