Toys R Us airs concern over consumer spending following Brexit vote

Toys R Us has singled out Brexit as a key concern for disposable income and consumer spending in a year that sees it secure sales of £436m.

According to reports, the sales figure for the year end to January has moved only minimally while operating losses have improved on last year’s £18.2 million to £13.4 million.

However, the toy retail giant has warned that the Brexit vote has already cast ‘considerable uncertainty’ over the UK economy I relation to interest rates, the value of the pound, disposable income and consumer spending.

“The full effects of the vote will not be known for some time,” said the firm’s UK bosses.

“The company will adapt any plans necessary to mitigate any negative effects of the vote to leave the EU, but it is too early…for any specific plans to be developed or acted upon.”

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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