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Hamleys Denmark closes outlets following franchise owner’s bankruptcy

Published on: 3rd April 2014

The Hamleys Denmark toy chain closed all four of its Danish locations following the decision of Kids Retails of Denmark, the owner of the Hamleys Scandinavian franchise, to file for bankruptcy.
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Hamleys Denmark had four outlets in the Copenhagen area at Field’s shopping centre, Copenhagen Airport and the Illum department store, and on Vesterbrogade. The Illum outlet had been closed since the beginning of the year, but was supposed to reopen in August.

HK union consultant Lars Kristiansen said that the company’s employees have been paid their salaries for March and told not to return to work.

Kids Retails of Denmark also operated outlets in Norway and Sweden, which have also closed.

The business registry showed that the Hamley’s Danish stores employed between 50 and 99 employees during Q2 2013.

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