Saturday 19 October 2019

Game on: Four groups line up so far to take over Intertoys

Four organisations, including a group of around 100 franchisees, have come forward to take over shops from the bankrupt Intertoys group, the curators confirmed on Monday.

Companies have until midnight on Monday to make their interest in the company known. According to the AD, Portuguese investment house Green Swan is among the groups which have come forward.

Intertoys went bust last week, three weeks after being given court protection from its creditors. The company has 286 of its own stores, with 3,200 members of staff. A further 100 stores are run by franchisees, which are not affected by the bankruptcy.

This weekend was the last opportunity people could use Intertoys gift tokens, which led to angry scenes in some stores and was made worse by a computer breakdown, RTL said.

‘People were throwing their gift tokens on the ground and making off with whatever they wanted,’ Hans de Groot, owner of an Intertoys branch in Amstelveen told the broadcaster. ‘It was pure theft’. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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