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Toys "R" Us

For the Canadian retailer, see Toys "R" Us Canada.

American international toy, clothing and baby product retailer

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TypePrivate
IndustryRetail
Founded (as Children's Supermart)
June ; 64 years ago&#;(June ) (as Toys "R" Us)
FounderCharles Lazarus
DefunctApril 21, ; 3 years ago&#;(April 21, ) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (taken over by Smyths and rebranded)
April 24, ; 3 years ago&#;(April 24, ) in the United Kingdom
June 29, ; 3 years ago&#;(June 29, ) in the United States
August 5, ; 3 years ago&#;(August 5, ) in Australia
June 19, ; 2 years ago&#;(June 19, ) in France
FateBankruptcy
Headquarters

5 Wood Hollow Road Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

,

United States

Area served

Products
Owner

Number of employees

64, before liquidation[1]
Divisions
  • Babies "R" Us (–, United States; –present international)
  • Kids "R" Us (–)
WebsiteCorporate

United States

International

Toys "R" Us[nb 1] is an American toy, clothing, and baby product retailer owned by Tru Kids, Inc. (d.b.a. Tru Kids Brands) and various others. It was founded in Aprilwith its headquarters located in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, in the New York metropolitan area.

The company was founded in The rise of mass merchants and online retailers cost Toys "R" Us its share of the toy market and the company filed for bankruptcy in andclosing all of its US, British, and Australian locations, with the last US stores closing in Operations in other international markets such as Asia and Africa were less affected, but chains in Canada, parts of Europe and Asia were eventually sold to third-parties.

In AugustWHP Global announced that Toys “R” Us is opening + Stores withinMacy's starting in [2]

History[edit]

Origins[edit]

In AprilCharles Walmart toy lab. Lazarus founded a baby-furniture retailer, Children's Bargaintown in Washington, D.C., during the post-warbaby boom.[3] It was acquired in by Interstate Department Stores, Inc.[4]

The focus of the store changed in Juneand the first Toys "R" Us, dedicated exclusively to toys rather than furniture, was opened by Lazarus in Rockville, Maryland.[5] Lazarus also designed and stylized the Toys "R" Us logo, which featured a backwards "R" to give the impression that a child wrote it.[3]

21st century[edit]

The board of directors installed John Eyler as CEO (formerly of FAO Schwarz) in May [6] Eyler launched a plan to remodel and re-launch the chain.[7] Blaming market pressures (primarily competition from Walmart and Target), Toys "R" Us considered splitting its toy and baby businesses.[8] On March 17,a consortium of Bain Capital Partners LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and Vornado Realty Trust announced a $&#;billion leveraged buyout of the company.[9] Public stock closed for the last time on July 21, at $—a 63% increase since when it first announced that the company was put up for sale. Toys "R" Us became a privately owned entity after the buyout.[10] The company still files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as required by its debt agreements.[11]

In Decembereight days before Christmas, Toys "R" Us announced their stores in the United States would stay open for 87 hours straight.[12] The flagship store of the retailer in Times Square was open for 24 hours a day from December 1 to 24, to cater to tourists.[13] The announcement came after snow and rain caused a nearly 9 percent year-over-year decline in U.S. store foot traffic.[14][15] This move also pushed the retailer to hire an additional 45, seasonal workers to cater to the demand of the extended store hours.[16][17] Since the toy business is highly seasonal, more than 40% of the company's sales come in during the fourth quarter of the year.[18]

InToys "R" Us announced its "TRU Transformation" strategy, which concentrated on efforts to walmart toy lab foundational issues affecting future growth, including making stores less cluttered, improving the customer experience, clearer pricing strategies and promotions, and tighter integration of its retail and online businesses.[19][20][21] Inthe company launched the first of a new concept store called the "Toy Lab" in Freehold, New Jersey.[22] The new layout provided more space for interactive exhibits and areas to play with new toys before purchase. This concept has since been expanded to stores in California, Delaware, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.[23]

Bankruptcy[edit]

United States and Canada[edit]

On September 18,Toys "R" Us, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, stating the move would give it flexibility to deal with $5&#;billion in long-term debt, borrow $2&#;billion so it could pay suppliers for the upcoming holiday season and invest in improving current operations.[24][1][25] The company has not had an annual profit since It reported a net loss of US$ million in the quarter ending April 29, It lost US$&#;million in the same period in the prior year.[26] It had been paying US$ million per-year walmart toy lab service its debt, which prevented it from investing in improvements to in-store experiences to compete with Amazon and Walmart. Although the "retail apocalypse" was a factor, some analysts cited that the rapid increase in debt occurred under its private equity ownership.[27][28][29]

It was initially stated that only the U.S. and Canadian operations would be affected,[26] and that its brick-and-mortar stores and online sales sites would continue to operate.[30] In Januarythe company announced it would liquidate and close up to of its stores in the U.S. as part of its restructuring, as well as convert up to 12 stores into co-branded Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores.[31]

On February 28,it was reported that the company was exploring retaining its stronger Canadian operations, and the divestiture of some of its corporate-owned stores to franchises (leaving approximately in a downsized chain).[32] Toys "R" Us Inc. later announced that all U.S. locations would be closed.[33][34]

On March 15,Toys "R" Us received approval from the bankruptcy court to liquidate its stores.[35][36] There were buyers interested in acquiring groups of stores to use as showrooms, as well as others interested in acquiring the chain's brand and associated intellectual property.[37] The company indicated in filings that the Canadian operations were profitable, and desired to preserve the operations of the store chain through a sale.[38]MGA Entertainment had made an offer to acquire the Canadian operations.[39] MGA Entertainment CEO Isaac Larian attempted to raise $ million through investments and public crowdfunding to purchase at least of the U.S. locations.[40][41]

Liquidation sales began on March 23, [42] The chain's online store shut down on March 29, redirecting visitors to information on the liquidation and closures.[43][44] On April 24,it was announced that the Canadian division would be sold to Fairfax Financial for approximately $ million, and would continue to operate the locations under the Toys "R" Us name.[45] Fairfax stated that it was potentially interested in purchasing U.S. locations as an extension of these Canadian operations.[46]

On June 29,Toys "R" Us permanently closed all of its remaining U.S. locations, after 70 years of operations.[47][48][49] In early Julyit was reported that unknown benefactors had bought out all of the remaining stock of two locations in North Carolina so they could be donated to charity.[50]

In NovemberFortune noted that the absence of the retailer during the holiday season represented a US$4 billion chunk of toy sales from which other retailers could benefit.[51] Party supply retailer Party City capitalized on the closures by establishing temporary pop-up stores under the branding Toy City—some of which filling vacancies left by Toys "R" Us locations.[52]

Europe[edit]

On December 4,the company reported that it would be liquidating and closing at least 26 stores in the United Kingdom as part of an insolvency restructuring known as a company voluntary arrangement.[53] After amassing £15 million in unpaid taxes, Toys "R" Us Limited entered administration on February 28, On March 2,it was announced that all UK stores would begin a liquidation sale,[54] and on March 14,it was announced that all UK stores were expected to close within six weeks.[55] On April 24,Toys "R" Us stopped trading in the United Kingdom after 34 years of service.[56]

On April 21,it was announced that UK and Irish rival Smyths would purchase Toys "R" Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as Toys "R" Us Europe's head office in Cologne. Smyths said that all of the outlets acquired will be rebranded.[57] On April 13, a bid was made by Isaac Larian to buy Toys "R" Us stores for $ million, but was rejected on April 17 and was fully scrapped on April [58][41] On July 19,it was announced that PicWicToys will replace the former Toys "R" Us stores in France.[59]

Australia[edit]

The Australian wing of Toys "R" Us entered voluntary administration on May [60] On June 20, it was announced that all of their Australian stores will be closing as well.[61][62] The closure of all stores was concluded on August 5, [63] Though it has since returned as an online-only entity.[citation needed]

Asia[edit]

While representatives of the Asian arm of Toys "R" Us have consistently cited that they operate as a separate legal entity from the parent company and are unaffected by events at the parent company,[64][65] Toys "R" Us had engaged in talks since February to offload Toys "R" Us Asia's majority stake to a bidder for a walmart tv trays with stand US$1 billion while outlets in Asia continue to operate unaffected.[66][67] The planned bid was revised downwards to US$ million in August and scheduled for September while Toys "R" Us sought a United States court order to strip Fung Retailing, a Hong Kong-based partner managing the majority of Toys "R" Us Asian operations, of its right-of-first-refusal purchase option and force Fung Retailing to release its share of the unit.[68][69] This follows allegations by Toys "R" Us' of Fung Retailing delaying the sale via court proceedings filed through the Hong Kong judiciary system to discourage rival bidders and acquire Toys "R" Us' share at a lower price;[70] the Eastern District of Virginia bankruptcy court would subsequently issue an order for Fung Retailing to drop its court order for the delay in a September 28,report.[70]

On November 16,Toys "R" Us Asia announced that the parent company has formally sold the Asian unit to Fung Retailing and multiple Toys "R" Us lenders at a valuation of US$ million (later revised to US$ million[71]), with Fung Retailing receiving an increase in shares of the unit to become the lead shareholder of Toys "R" Us Asia and the unit securing the licensing rights to retain the Toys "R" Us namebrand.[72][66]

Restructuring, Tru Kids, Inc., WHP Global, and second restructuring[edit]

On October 1,the company issued a bankruptcy court filing which stated that it would no longer auction off its intellectual property, since its controlling lender planned to "[revive] the business behind the Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us brand names" with a focus on maintaining existing licensing agreements and establishing new retail opportunities. The company evaluated that selling its brand at auction "[was] not reasonably likely to yield a superior alternative."[73][74]

At the Toy Industry Association's Fall Toy Preview, the company unveiled plans for a preliminary venture to be known as Geoffrey's Toy Box, a wholesale store-within-a-store concept that the company planned to deploy in time for the holiday shopping season. The company planned to revive the Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us brands in the future.[75] In Novemberit was announced that grocery market chain Kroger would add toy displays under the Geoffrey's Toy Box brand to some of its locations, to sell selections of Toys "R" Us private-label products. The brand operates under Geoffrey LLC, an intellectual property holding company within Toys "R" Us.[76][77][78]

On January 20,the company emerged from bankruptcy as Tru Kids.[79]

As of June 21,the company plans to open new stores in the US slated to be 10, square feet, roughly a third of the size of the big box brand that closed in [80]

On October 8,Tru Kids announced a partnership with rival Target that relaunches mynewextsetup.us ahead of the holiday season and redirects its shoppers to mynewextsetup.us once they select the "Buy" button.[81]

On November 27,Toys "R" Us opened a retail store at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey.[82] On December 7,a second location was opened at The Galleria in Houston, Texas.[83]

InToys "R" Us ended their deal with Target, instead mynewextsetup.us returned to having their sales through mynewextsetup.us, this being the first time since that Toys "R" Us partnered with Amazon.

Inas a result of financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic, the only two U.S. stores once again closed down. The Houston location closed on January 15, and the Paramus location closed on January 26, The company stated that they made a strategic decision to pivot their store strategy, so they can look for new stores and platforms that will offer better traffic and that they continue to invest in channels where customers will want to experience their brand.[84][85][86]

On March 15,it was announced that brand management company WHP Global acquired a controlling interest in Tru Kids, which is the parent company of the Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Geoffrey the Giraffe brands. Going forward WHP will be managing Tru Kids business, and help guiding its expansion. In North America WHP plans to open Toys R Us stores, again — ideally ahead of the holiday season and could come on various formats to include flagships, pop-ups, airport locations or mini stores inside other retailers’ shops. WHP has not yet set a number of locations it plans to open in the United States. WHP is backed by a $ million equity commitment from funds that are managed by Oaktree Capital Management. Financial terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.[87][88]

On August 19,WHP announced a new shift in branding by partnering with Macy’s to sell toys on the retailer’s website and open store-within-a-store locations at department store locations.[89]

Flagship store[edit]

New York flagship store interior

In JulyToys "R" Us opened an international flagship store in New York's Times Square at a cost of $35 million.[90] Thesquare-foot store included various themed zones such as Barbie (with a life-size dreamhouse), Jurassic Park (with an animatronic T-Rex), Lego, Wonka, and the signature indoor Ferris wheel. The store drew thousands of tourists for over a decade before the company decided to cancel its lease on the space in December In AugustToys "R" Us announced a 35, square-foot temporary store near the original one that would be open around the holiday season.[91]

The flagship store also served as a gaming destination, partnering with Microsoft to be the world's first location to launch the original Xbox console on November 15, [92] Inthe store added a Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova arcade machine in its electronics department. The store later added a full amusement arcade, known as "R"Cade.

  • Toys "R" Us Times Square store front ()

Charitable giving and environmental initiatives[edit]

SinceToys first citizens national bank collierville tn Us has partnered with the Toys for Tots foundation to serve as a donation site for anyone donating unwrapped toys or monetary gifts.[93][94] Since the outset of the partnership, Toys for Tots has reported that Toys "R" Us campaigns have raised over $55&#;million and donated more than 4 million toys.[95]

The company also had a partnership with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, a nonprofit organization that connects retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals with local nonprofit agencies.[96][97]

The Toys "R" Us Children's Fund, a public charity affiliated with the company, partnered with non-profits to provide products and monetary gifts to children in need. Toys "R" Us Children's Fund has contributed over $&#;million to Save the Children initiatives in the wake of natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, and judy holliday wikipediathe charity gave a $1&#;million grant to Give Kids the World Village.[98][99]

Inthe company launched a short-lived philanthropic campaign with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.[]

On April 11,Toys "R" Us announced that it planned to cover 70 percent of the roof of its distribution center in Flanders, New Jersey with a solar installation. The company claimed this megawatt solar project would be the largest rooftop solar installation in North America.[]

Product safety[edit]

Toys "R" Us has reportedly implemented high safety standards, and in vowed to take an aggressive approach towards holding vendors accountable for meeting those standards.[] Former chairman and CEO Gerald L. Storch, testifying before the Senate AppropriationsSubcommittee on Financial Services and General Government on toy safety in Septembersaid he supported new legislation strengthening toy-safety standards and outlined new initiatives the retailer had set forth to ensure that its customers receive timely information on recalls (including a new website).[][]

Inthe company introduced stricter product safety standards exceeding federal requirements. Among the new standards was a requirement for materials inside toys to meet a standard of parts per million of lead for all products manufactured exclusively for the retailer (compared with the federal standard of &#;ppm.) Toys "R" Us also announced the requirement that baby products be produced without the addition of phthalates, which have raised concerns about infant safety.[] The company has since adjusted its requirements to meet new federal standards enacted with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of

International operations[edit]

In addition to its expansion in the United States, Toys "R" Us launched a worldwide presence in September when the company opened its first international wholly owned store in Canada and licensed operation in Singapore. Toys "R" Us then entered the United Kingdom market in [] During its most recent entry into a new market in November when it opened its first licensed store in Poland (Blue City), Toys "R" Us, International operated more than international stores and over licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions outside the United States.[] At its peak, Toys "R" Us, International had presence in 40 countries.

Many of these stores were corporate-owned, but stores in some countries were independently owned and operated with Toys "R" Us licensing its name to a local company.

Africa and the Middle East[edit]

Since the Al-Futtaim Group has operated stores in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.[] Stores in Israel are operated by the Fishman retail group,[] while stores in Saudi Arabia are owned by Tasweeq Company.[] Stores in South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia are also independently owned and operated.[]

Asia[edit]

Toys "R" Us has extensive presence in East Asian territories and Southeast Asia under the umbrella of Toys "R" Us Asia, a loose amalgamation of joint ventures with local companies. Toys "R" Us stores operate in Brunei, China (mainland, Hong Kong, and Macau), India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.[]

The Asian unit was originally established in as a partnership between Toys "R" Us and Fung Retailing, the retail subsidiary of the Fung Group (a Hong Kong-based conglomerate that also owns Li & Fung, a major retail distributor), with the parent company owning a majority 85% stake while Fung Retailing owns the remainder of the shares.[][64] Following Toy "R" Us' sale of the Asian unit in Walmart toy labFung Retailing becomes the lead shareholder of the unit, holding an increased share of 21% while Toy "R" Us' remaining 79% is distributed among a consortium of Toys "R" Us' lenders.[72][66]

InToys "R" Us opened their first stores in Japan as a joint venture with McDonald's Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd.&#;[jp].[] The joint venture was supposed to last untilbut Toys "R" Us withdrew in ; after suing for breach of contract, McDonald's Holdings was awarded an ¥ billion ($ million) settlement in [][] After their joint venture ended, Toys "R" Us increased their ownership from approximately 48% to about 61%,[] and integrated it into their overall Asian operation in []

Locations in South Korea and India are established through joint ventures formed in conjunction with Lotte Mart in and Lulu Hypermarket inrespectively.

Buoyed by increasing demand for toys in the Asia Pacific region, the Asian and Japanese arms of Toys "R" Us are among the Toys "R" Us subsidiaries that have remained profitable into the s and s, registering "double digit" revenue growth through the mid-to-late s.[66] InToys "R" Us Asia posted a total turnover of US$ billion;[] for the year ended Januarynet sales from China and Southeast Asia totaled at approximately US$ million while the Japanese arm would net sales of US$ billion from Toys "R" Us, despite recently declining yearly profits, and US$ million from Babies "R" Us.[67][72] Due to its separate legal statuses from its parent company, the Asian units of Toys "R" Us have been predominantly unaffected by troubles at the parent company.[64]

Europe[edit]

Locations in Poland (16 locations), Portugal and Spain are corporately-owned. At its peak Toys "R" Us had stores in the United Kingdom, the remaining of which were closed by April 24, [][][55][56] In Aprilit was announced that Smyths would acquire stores in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. As of July the sales are still pending.[] Plans for stores in other European countries have not been announced yet, but liquidation is likely.[] Toys "R" Us also operated stores in the Netherlands until [] And Toys "R" Us also operated walmart toy lab in France until []

Stores in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden are owned by Top-Toy.[] Top Toy filed for bankruptcy on December 30, due to poor holiday sales.[]

Canada[edit]

Further information: Toys "R" Us Canada

The Canadian arm of Toys "R" Us began operation in and is headquartered in Concord, Ontario. As of its sale to Fairfax Financial on June 1,the chain comprises 82 stores which continue to operate under the Toys "R" Us name following the sale.[]

Australia[edit]

Toys "R" Us closed its 44 stores in Australia on August 5, However, on June 5,Toys "R" Us will be returning in Australia under partnership with Hobby Warehouse.[63][]

Store list[edit]

Until their liquidation and closing inthe company owned stores in the United States, in addition to more than international stores and more than licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions.[]

Current locations[edit]

Former locations[edit]

Continent Country Number of Stores (before closure) Parent company Fate
AsiaIndonesia

Indonesia

1 Independent licenser Only one store operated under license, and was re-branded as Toy Kingdom in the early s.
AustraliaAustraliaAustralia* 44 Toys "R" Us Filed for voluntary administration in May and closed all stores by the beginning of August.
EuropeAustriaAustria16 Toys "R" Us Purchased by Smyths in All stores were re-branded under the name in
DenmarkDenmark20 Top-Toy The parent company and licensor, Top-Toy, filed for Bankruptcy in December []
FinlandFinland8 Top-Toy The parent company and licensor, Top-Toy, filed for Bankruptcy in December []
FranceFrance53 Toys "R" Us The French operations went into receivership in July in order to look for a buyer.[] The franchise including 44 of the stores was purchased by Jellej Jouets in Octoberwho merged the business with PicWic toys owner Luderix International in April [] to form PicWicToys; which all Toys "R" Us and Picwic stores were re-branded into in July under Lunderix's ownership.[]
GermanyGermany67 Toys "R" Us Purchased by Smyths in All stores were re-branded under the name in
IcelandIcelandTop-Toy The parent company and licensor, Top-Toy, filed for Bankruptcy in December []
NetherlandsNetherlands17 Speelhoorn Speelhorrn's License to use the Toys "R" Us name expired in early and wasn't renewed, so in MarchSpeelhoorn re-branded all the stores as Toys XL.[] which would be later purchased by rival business Intertoys in They originally attempted to sell the stores in to Blokker but were denied permission due to competition costs.
NorwayNorwayTop-Toy The parent company and licensor, Top-Toy, filed for Bankruptcy in December []
SwedenSwedenTop-Toy The parent company and licensor, Top-Toy, filed for Bankruptcy in December []
SwitzerlandSwitzerland11 Toys "R" Us Purchased by Smyths in All stores were re-branded under the name in
TurkeyTurkey35 Uluslararası Çocuk Çarşıları A.S. The Firm that owned the Turkish stores terminated the licensing agreement with Toys "R" Us in and rebranded all the stores as Toyiki.[] Toyiki itself later filed for bankruptcy in and closed down all stores soon afterwards.[]
United KingdomUnited Kingdom Toys "R" Us Filed for Administration in February and closed all stores by March and April of that year.
North AmericaUnited StatesUnited States* Toys "R" Us Filed for Bankruptcy in September and closed all stores by June Planned revival in []

Key: some stores have been reopened, or are planned on being reopened

Other brands[edit]

Imaginarium[edit]

Imaginarium was a private label brand of Toys "R" Us for their most of their toys that walmart toy lab acquired in [] Originally after the acquisition by Toys "R" Us init also operated stores until [7]

Kids "R" Us[edit]

The logo used for Kids "R" Us

Kids "R" Us was a children's discount clothing retailer. Their first stores opened in February in Paramus, New Jersey, and Brooklyn, New York.[] The chain folded in January after the retailer suffered deteriorating same-store sales and to focus more on the Toys "R" Us brand.[][7]

Babies "R" Us[edit]

The logo used for Babies "R" Us since

The first Babies "R" Us store opened in April in Westbury, New York.[] In FebruaryToys "R" Us acquired Duncan-based Baby Superstore, Inc., a store chain, for $ million. The locations were converted into Babies "R" Us.[] The store operates as a specialty baby products retailer and grew to about stores in the United States before their closing in the late s. The stores offer an assortment of products for newborns, infants, and toddlers. The company also maintains a registry and offers pre- and post-natal classes and events.[]

InToys "R" Us began to open co-branded locations with Babies "R" Us departments at 21 new locations, and 23 remodeled locations.[]

FAO Schwarz[edit]

In MayToys "R" Us, Inc., acquired toy retailer FAO Schwarz including the retailer's walmart toy lab store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, as well as its e-commerce site, mynewextsetup.us[] The company closed the FAO Schwarz flagship store in New York on July 15,citing rising rental costs, but continued to carry FAO Schwarz-branded toys in its Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores until []

Toys "R" Us Express[edit]

For the holiday-shopping season, Toys "R" Us tried a smaller-store concept to attract customers and 90 "Holiday Express" stores across the United States and Canada were opened.[] The Holiday Express stores are smaller than regular Toys "R" Us stores, often in malls, and offer a more limited selection of merchandise than would be available at a stand-alone Toys "R" Us store. Most (if not all) of these 90 stores were opened in shopping-center and mall spaces that had been vacated by store chains closing their doors during the recession (including KB Toys, several of which were taken over by Toys "R" Us).[] Toys "R" Us's plan was to keep the Holiday Express stores open until early January and close them shortly thereafter, but the success of so many prompted the company to reconsider and several were kept open.[] These stores are known as "Toys "R" Us Express". Beginning in MayToys "R" Us opened a total of Express stores. Four more were converted to Toys "R" Us outlet stores.[] As with the larger, basic Toys "R" Us stores, these locations also closed along with the outlet stores in the United States during summer

Web operations[edit]

The former logo of mynewextsetup.us

Toys "R" Us began selling toys online with the launch of mynewextsetup.us in [] Following a disastrous Christmas trading period during which the company failed to deliver gifts on time,[] Toys "R" Us entered into a ten-year contract with online retailerAmazon in to be the exclusive supplier of toys on the website.[] Amazon eventually reneged on the walmart toy lab of the contract by allowing third-party retailers to use its marketplace to sell toys, citing Toys "R" Us's failure to carry a sufficiently large range of goods, including the most popular lines.[] InToys "R" Us successfully sued Amazon; the company was awarded $51&#;million in damages injust over half of the $93&#;million initially claimed.[]

It placed at No. 29 in the Internet Retailer Top Guide for [] mynewextsetup.us was one of the most visited sites in the specialty toy and baby products retail category with an assortment of toys.[] In addition, mynewextsetup.us offered a wide selection of baby products and supplies and access to the company's baby registry.

Looking to expand its web portfolio, in Februarythe company acquired online toy seller mynewextsetup.us from Parent Co., which filed for bankruptcy protection in December Financial terms were not disclosed.[] Around the same time, it was reported that Toys "R" Us, Inc. bought mynewextsetup.us for an estimated $&#;million. Today, the company operates mynewextsetup.us to list unadvertised and exclusive deals available on its portfolio of e-commerce sites.[]

InToys "R" Us, Inc. reported that its Internet sales grew % year-over-year to $&#;million from $&#;million, and in Aprilthe company announced plans to open a dedicated e-commerce fulfillment center in McCarran, Nevada.[] The company later reported online sales of $1&#;billion for and $&#;billion for []

The website was sunsetted with a brief farewell message when the US liquidation began in March The surviving international stores continue to sell merchandise online.[citation needed]

Inmynewextsetup.us returned through mynewextsetup.us Shoppers can look on Toys “R” Us’ website to find a toy they want, and then get re-directed to mynewextsetup.us when they click the “Buy” button.[] The next year, mynewextsetup.us returned to having their sales through mynewextsetup.us,[][] this being the first time since that Toys "R" Us partnered with Amazon.[citation needed]

Mascot[edit]

The current iteration of Geoffrey the Giraffe

Formerly known as "Dr. G. Raffe" in s print advertisements for Children's Bargaintown, Geoffrey the Giraffe evolved in name and appearance over the next decade to become the official mascot of the renamed Toys "R" Us. He also made his first TV commercial appearance on television in [] Serving as a "spokesanimal" for the brand, Geoffrey's design went through several phases over the next 50+ years before the current star-spotted iteration was finalized in November []

Inthe company sponsored the live camera broadcast for April the Giraffe, which helped support giraffe conservation and awareness. The sponsored camera of pregnant April the giraffe went viral with millions of views on YouTube and across social media platforms.[]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^Also written as Toys R Us, without quotation marks. A backwards "R" appears in its logo, but in type, it is written as a regular "R".

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    LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Walmart Toy Lab is coming to Las Vegas and bringing the digital, fantastical workshop from mynewextsetup.us to life in stores.

    Kids not only get their hands on the hottest toys, but they can also bring them to life with this interactive play experience that puts them in the driver’s seat in Walmart’s toy shop.

    The in-store Toy Lab event will include:

    • A play area for kids to try the latest feature toys.
    • A toy department scavenger hunt.
    • And while supplies last, free giveaways filled with collectible activities, game pieces and a wearable pin.

    The Toyshop is coming to life on Nov. 2 from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. at these Las Vegas stores:

    • Walmart, E. Lake Mead Pkwy.
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    Walmart launches interactive ‘Toy Lab’ to engage kids, showcase toys this holiday

    Walmart is making it even easier for kids to discover the toys they want this holiday season.

    The retail giant has launched an interactive video Toy Lab, where children can see and, to some degree, interact with 20 selected toys that have been rated highest by kids. This is Walmart’s first interactive video effort.

    “Everyone gets a Golden Ticket.” Developed by New York City-based interactive entertainment shop Eko, the interactive video features buttons that lead to different video segments. The Lab’s toys include Barbie Dreamhouse, Imaginext Jurassic World Jurassic Rex and the LEGO Creator Pirate Roller Coaster. This is Eko’s first video project with Walmart.

    It’s part of a new marketing effort by Walmart to promote its toys, along with more toys featured in designated shops inside the retailer’s physical stores.

    A key marketing goal of the Toy Lab, Eko Chief Creative Officer Alon Benari said, is to enlist the “unboxing” anticipation and browsing enthusiasm of kids exploring new toys, by providing “an interactive video version of a toy catalogue.”

    “Everyone gets a Golden Ticket to play with the toys,” he said, referencing the film, “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

    How the buttons work. In the online interactive video, buttons offer a degree view of the Lab, a “play” function (where the host shows different play scenarios of the toys), a Fun Cam showing children’s free play with the toys, and a button marked “Don’t Push.”

    When pushed — which obviously everyone does — the “Don’t Push” button shows something surprising, like the camera turned upside down, the on-screen human host turning into a cookie or the host becoming invisible.

    When the child is done exploring, she can press an on-screen button to generate a custom video highlight reel that resides online at a custom URL. That URL can be cut-and-pasted into a messaging app, email or elsewhere, using the child’s own accounts.

    COPPA-compliant. Because the site is COPPA-compliant, no personal information is captured or requested from the children, and there is no sign-in. Although a session in the Toy Lab can’t be saved, the Lab will resume a session the next time that browser reappears.

    The highlight reel shows the toy names, which the parent or child needs to copy in order to manually search for the item on the Walmart site or elsewhere. The video uses a proprietary Eko player that loads with the video, employs HTML5 video with overlays, and works on PCs, Macs and iOS/Android devices.

    Benari said Walmart doesn’t have any data yet on site usage, or whether this approach makes a difference in toy sales. A paid media campaign promoting the interactive Toy Lab includes pre-roll ads on YouTube, as well as displays in Times Square.

    Why this matters to marketers. After decades of promise but little real progress getting into the marketing mainstream, interactive video has now become easier to produce, manage and deploy with HTML5, the Net and high-speed connections.

    Working with personalized video platform SundaySky, Target has employed interactive video to tout the benefits of its REDcard, and AT&T is using interactive video to show how to pay a bill online.

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    Toys "R" Us

    For the Canadian retailer, see Toys "R" Us Canada.

    American international toy, clothing and baby product retailer

    Toys "R" Us mynewextsetup.us
    TypePrivate
    IndustryRetail
    Founded (as Children's Supermart)
    June ; 64 years ago&#;(June ) (as Toys "R" Us)
    FounderCharles Lazarus
    DefunctApril 21, ; 3 years ago&#;(April 21, ) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (taken over by Smyths and rebranded)
    April 24, ; 3 years ago&#;(April 24, ) in the United Kingdom
    June 29, ; 3 years ago&#;(June 29, ) in the United States
    August 5, ; 3 years ago&#;(August 5, ) in Australia
    June 19, ; 2 years ago&#;(June 19, ) in France
    FateBankruptcy
    Headquarters

    5 Wood Hollow Road Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ

    ,

    United States

    Area served

    Products
    Owner

    Number of employees

    64, before liquidation[1]
    Divisions
    • Babies "R" Us (–, United States; –present international)
    • Kids "R" Us (–)
    WebsiteCorporate

    United States

    International

    Toys "R" Us[nb 1] is an American toy, clothing, and baby product retailer owned by Tru Kids, Inc. (d.b.a. Tru Kids Brands) and various others. It was founded in April , with its headquarters located in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, in the New York metropolitan area.

    The company was founded in The rise of mass merchants and online retailers cost Toys "R" Us its share of the toy market and the company filed for bankruptcy in and , closing all of its US, British, and Australian locations, with the last US stores closing in Operations in other international markets such as Asia and Africa were less affected, but chains in Canada, parts of Europe and Asia were eventually sold to third-parties.

    In August , WHP Global announced that Toys “R” Us is opening + Stores withinMacy's starting in [2]

    History[edit]

    Origins[edit]

    In April , Charles P. Lazarus founded a baby-furniture retailer, Children's Bargaintown in Washington, D.C., during the post-warbaby boom.[3] It was acquired in by Interstate Department Stores, Inc.[4]

    The focus of the store changed in June , and the first Toys "R" Us, dedicated exclusively to toys rather than furniture, was opened by Lazarus in Rockville, Maryland.[5] Lazarus also designed and stylized the Toys "R" Us logo, which featured a backwards "R" to give the impression that a child wrote it.[3]

    21st century[edit]

    The board of directors installed John Eyler as CEO (formerly of FAO Schwarz) in May [6] Eyler launched a plan to remodel and re-launch the chain.[7] Blaming market pressures (primarily competition from Walmart and Target), Toys "R" Us considered splitting its toy and baby businesses.[8] On March 17, , a consortium of Bain Capital Partners LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) and Vornado Realty Trust announced a $&#;billion leveraged buyout of the company.[9] Public stock closed for the last time on July 21, at $—a 63% increase since when it first announced that the company was put up for sale. Toys "R" Us became a privately owned entity after the buyout.[10] The company still files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as required by its debt agreements.[11]

    In December , eight days before Christmas, Toys "R" Us announced their stores in the United States would stay open for 87 hours straight.[12] The flagship store of the retailer in Times Square was open for 24 hours a day from December 1 to 24, to cater to tourists.[13] The announcement came after snow and rain caused a nearly 9 percent year-over-year decline in U.S. store foot traffic.[14][15] This move also pushed the retailer to hire an additional 45, seasonal workers to cater to the demand of the extended store hours.[16][17] Since the toy business is highly seasonal, more than 40% of the company's sales come in during the fourth quarter of the year.[18]

    In , Toys "R" Us announced its "TRU Transformation" strategy, which concentrated on efforts to fix foundational issues affecting future growth, including making stores less cluttered, improving the customer experience, clearer pricing strategies and promotions, and tighter integration of its retail and online businesses.[19][20][21] In , the company launched the first of a new concept store called the "Toy Lab" in Freehold, New Jersey.[22] The new layout provided more space for interactive exhibits and areas to play with new toys before purchase. This concept has since been expanded to stores in California, Delaware, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.[23]

    Bankruptcy[edit]

    United States and Canada[edit]

    On September 18, , Toys "R" Us, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, stating the move would give it flexibility to deal with $5&#;billion in long-term debt, borrow $2&#;billion so it could pay suppliers for the upcoming holiday season and invest in improving current operations.[24][1][25] The company has not had an annual profit since It reported a net loss of US$ million in the quarter ending April 29, It lost US$&#;million in the same period in the prior year.[26] It had been paying US$ million per-year to service its debt, which prevented it from investing in improvements to in-store experiences to compete with Amazon and Walmart. Although the "retail apocalypse" was a factor, some analysts cited that the rapid increase in debt occurred under its private equity ownership.[27][28][29]

    It was initially stated that only the U.S. and Canadian operations would be affected,[26] and that its brick-and-mortar stores and online sales sites would continue to operate.[30] In January , the company announced it would liquidate and close up to of its stores in the U.S. as part of its restructuring, as well as convert up to 12 stores into co-branded Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores.[31]

    On February 28, , it was reported that the company was exploring retaining its stronger Canadian operations, and the divestiture of some of its corporate-owned stores to franchises (leaving approximately in a downsized chain).[32] Toys "R" Us Inc. later announced that all U.S. locations would be closed.[33][34]

    On March 15, , Toys "R" Us received approval from the bankruptcy court to liquidate its stores.[35][36] There were buyers interested in acquiring groups of stores to use as showrooms, as well as others interested in acquiring the chain's brand and associated intellectual property.[37] The company indicated in filings that the Canadian operations were profitable, and desired to preserve the operations of the store chain through a sale.[38]MGA Entertainment had made an offer to acquire the Canadian operations.[39] MGA Entertainment CEO Isaac Larian attempted to raise $ million through investments and public crowdfunding to purchase at least of the U.S. locations.[40][41]

    Liquidation sales began on March 23, [42] The chain's online store shut down on March 29, redirecting visitors to information on the liquidation and closures.[43][44] On April 24, , it was announced that the Canadian division would be sold to Fairfax Financial for approximately $ million, and would continue to operate the locations under the Toys "R" Us name.[45] Fairfax stated that it was potentially interested in purchasing U.S. locations as an extension of these Canadian operations.[46]

    On June 29, , Toys "R" Us permanently closed all of its remaining U.S. locations, after 70 years of operations.[47][48][49] In early July , it was reported that unknown benefactors had bought out all of the remaining stock of two locations in North Carolina so they could be donated to charity.[50]

    In November , Fortune noted that the absence of the retailer during the holiday season represented a US$4 billion chunk of toy sales from which other retailers could benefit.[51] Party supply retailer Party City capitalized on the closures by establishing temporary pop-up stores under the branding Toy City—some of which filling vacancies left by Toys "R" Us locations.[52]

    Europe[edit]

    On December 4, , the company reported that it would be liquidating and closing at least 26 stores in the United Kingdom as part of an insolvency restructuring known as a company voluntary arrangement.[53] After amassing £15 million in unpaid taxes, Toys "R" Us Limited entered administration on February 28, On March 2, , it was announced that all UK stores would begin a liquidation sale,[54] and on March 14, , it was announced that all UK stores were expected to close within six weeks.[55] On April 24, , Toys "R" Us stopped trading in the United Kingdom after 34 years of service.[56]

    On April 21, , it was announced that UK and Irish rival Smyths would purchase Toys "R" Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as Toys "R" Us Europe's head office in Cologne. Smyths said that all of the outlets acquired will be rebranded.[57] On April 13, a bid was made by Isaac Larian to buy Toys "R" Us stores for $ million, but was rejected on April 17 and was fully scrapped on April [58][41] On July 19, , it was announced that PicWicToys will replace the former Toys "R" Us stores in France.[59]

    Australia[edit]

    The Australian wing of Toys "R" Us entered voluntary administration on May [60] On June 20, it was announced that all of their Australian stores will be closing as well.[61][62] The closure of all stores was concluded on August 5, [63] Though it has since returned as an online-only entity.[citation needed]

    Asia[edit]

    While representatives of the Asian arm of Toys "R" Us have consistently cited that they operate as a separate legal entity from the parent company and are unaffected by events at the parent company,[64][65] Toys "R" Us had engaged in talks since February to offload Toys "R" Us Asia's majority stake to a bidder for a proposed US$1 billion while outlets in Asia continue to operate unaffected.[66][67] The planned bid was revised downwards to US$ million in August and scheduled for September while Toys "R" Us sought a United States court order to strip Fung Retailing, a Hong Kong-based partner managing the majority of Toys "R" Us Asian operations, of its right-of-first-refusal purchase option and force Fung Retailing to release its share of the unit.[68][69] This follows allegations by Toys "R" Us' of Fung Retailing delaying the sale via court proceedings filed through the Hong Kong judiciary system to discourage rival bidders and acquire Toys "R" Us' share at a lower price;[70] the Eastern District of Virginia bankruptcy court would subsequently issue an order for Fung Retailing to drop its court order for the delay in a September 28, , report.[70]

    On November 16, , Toys "R" Us Asia announced that the parent company has formally sold the Asian unit to Fung Retailing and multiple Toys "R" Us lenders at a valuation of US$ million (later revised to US$ million[71]), with Fung Retailing receiving an increase in shares of the unit to become the lead shareholder of Toys "R" Us Asia and the unit securing the licensing rights to retain the Toys "R" Us namebrand.[72][66]

    Restructuring, Tru Kids, Inc., WHP Global, and second restructuring[edit]

    On October 1, , the company issued a bankruptcy court filing which stated that it would no longer auction off its intellectual property, since its controlling lender planned to "[revive] the business behind the Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us brand names" with a focus on maintaining existing licensing agreements and establishing new retail opportunities. The company evaluated that selling its brand at auction "[was] not reasonably likely to yield a superior alternative."[73][74]

    At the Toy Industry Association's Fall Toy Preview, the company unveiled plans for a preliminary venture to be known as Geoffrey's Toy Box, a wholesale store-within-a-store concept that the company planned to deploy in time for the holiday shopping season. The company planned to revive the Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us brands in the future.[75] In November , it was announced that grocery market chain Kroger would add toy displays under the Geoffrey's Toy Box brand to some of its locations, to sell selections of Toys "R" Us private-label products. The brand operates under Geoffrey LLC, an intellectual property holding company within Toys "R" Us.[76][77][78]

    On January 20, , the company emerged from bankruptcy as Tru Kids.[79]

    As of June 21, , the company plans to open new stores in the US slated to be 10, square feet, roughly a third of the size of the big box brand that closed in [80]

    On October 8, , Tru Kids announced a partnership with rival Target that relaunches mynewextsetup.us ahead of the holiday season and redirects its shoppers to mynewextsetup.us once they select the "Buy" button.[81]

    On November 27, , Toys "R" Us opened a retail store at Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey.[82] On December 7, , a second location was opened at The Galleria in Houston, Texas.[83]

    In , Toys "R" Us ended their deal with Target, instead mynewextsetup.us returned to having their sales through mynewextsetup.us, this being the first time since that Toys "R" Us partnered with Amazon.

    In , as a result of financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic, the only two U.S. stores once again closed down. The Houston location closed on January 15, and the Paramus location closed on January 26, The company stated that they made a strategic decision to pivot their store strategy, so they can look for new stores and platforms that will offer better traffic and that they continue to invest in channels where customers will want to experience their brand.[84][85][86]

    On March 15, , it was announced that brand management company WHP Global acquired a controlling interest in Tru Kids, which is the parent company of the Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Geoffrey the Giraffe brands. Going forward WHP will be managing Tru Kids business, and help guiding its expansion. In North America WHP plans to open Toys R Us stores, again — ideally ahead of the holiday season and could come on various formats to include flagships, pop-ups, airport locations or mini stores inside other retailers’ shops. WHP has not yet set a number of locations it plans to open in the United States. WHP is backed by a $ million equity commitment from funds that are managed by Oaktree Capital Management. Financial terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.[87][88]

    On August 19, , WHP announced a new shift in branding by partnering with Macy’s to sell toys on the retailer’s website and open store-within-a-store locations at department store locations.[89]

    Flagship store[edit]

    New York flagship store interior

    In July , Toys "R" Us opened an international flagship store in New York's Times Square at a cost of $35 million.[90] The , square-foot store included various themed zones such as Barbie (with a life-size dreamhouse), Jurassic Park (with an animatronic T-Rex), Lego, Wonka, and the signature indoor Ferris wheel. The store drew thousands of tourists for over a decade before the company decided to cancel its lease on the space in December In August , Toys "R" Us announced a 35, square-foot temporary store near the original one that would be open around the holiday season.[91]

    The flagship store also served as a gaming destination, partnering with Microsoft to be the world's first location to launch the original Xbox console on November 15, [92] In , the store added a Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova arcade machine in its electronics department. The store later added a full amusement arcade, known as "R"Cade.

    • Toys "R" Us Times Square store front ()

    Charitable giving and environmental initiatives[edit]

    Since , Toys "R" Us has partnered with the Toys for Tots foundation to serve as a donation site for anyone donating unwrapped toys or monetary gifts.[93][94] Since the outset of the partnership, Toys for Tots has reported that Toys "R" Us campaigns have raised over $55&#;million and donated more than 4 million toys.[95]

    The company also had a partnership with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, a nonprofit organization that connects retailers, manufacturers, foundations and individuals with local nonprofit agencies.[96][97]

    The Toys "R" Us Children's Fund, a public charity affiliated with the company, partnered with non-profits to provide products and monetary gifts to children in need. Toys "R" Us Children's Fund has contributed over $&#;million to Save the Children initiatives in the wake of natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy, and in , the charity gave a $1&#;million grant to Give Kids the World Village.[98][99]

    In , the company launched a short-lived philanthropic campaign with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.[]

    On April 11, , Toys "R" Us announced that it planned to cover 70 percent of the roof of its distribution center in Flanders, New Jersey with a solar installation. The company claimed this megawatt solar project would be the largest rooftop solar installation in North America.[]

    Product safety[edit]

    Toys "R" Us has reportedly implemented high safety standards, and in vowed to take an aggressive approach towards holding vendors accountable for meeting those standards.[] Former chairman and CEO Gerald L. Storch, testifying before the Senate AppropriationsSubcommittee on Financial Services and General Government on toy safety in September , said he supported new legislation strengthening toy-safety standards and outlined new initiatives the retailer had set forth to ensure that its customers receive timely information on recalls (including a new website).[][]

    In , the company introduced stricter product safety standards exceeding federal requirements. Among the new standards was a requirement for materials inside toys to meet a standard of parts per million of lead for all products manufactured exclusively for the retailer (compared with the federal standard of &#;ppm.) Toys "R" Us also announced the requirement that baby products be produced without the addition of phthalates, which have raised concerns about infant safety.[] The company has since adjusted its requirements to meet new federal standards enacted with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of

    International operations[edit]

    In addition to its expansion in the United States, Toys "R" Us launched a worldwide presence in September when the company opened its first international wholly owned store in Canada and licensed operation in Singapore. Toys "R" Us then entered the United Kingdom market in [] During its most recent entry into a new market in November when it opened its first licensed store in Poland (Blue City), Toys "R" Us, International operated more than international stores and over licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions outside the United States.[] At its peak, Toys "R" Us, International had presence in 40 countries.

    Many of these stores were corporate-owned, but stores in some countries were independently owned and operated with Toys "R" Us licensing its name to a local company.

    Africa and the Middle East[edit]

    Since the Al-Futtaim Group has operated stores in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.[] Stores in Israel are operated by the Fishman retail group,[] while stores in Saudi Arabia are owned by Tasweeq Company.[] Stores in South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia are also independently owned and operated.[]

    Asia[edit]

    Toys "R" Us has extensive presence in East Asian territories and Southeast Asia under the umbrella of Toys "R" Us Asia, a loose amalgamation of joint ventures with local companies. Toys "R" Us stores operate in Brunei, China (mainland, Hong Kong, and Macau), India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.[]

    The Asian unit was originally established in as a partnership between Toys "R" Us and Fung Retailing, the retail subsidiary of the Fung Group (a Hong Kong-based conglomerate that also owns Li & Fung, a major retail distributor), with the parent company owning a majority 85% stake while Fung Retailing owns the remainder of the shares.[][64] Following Toy "R" Us' sale of the Asian unit in November , Fung Retailing becomes the lead shareholder of the unit, holding an increased share of 21% while Toy "R" Us' remaining 79% is distributed among a consortium of Toys "R" Us' lenders.[72][66]

    In , Toys "R" Us opened their first stores in Japan as a joint venture with McDonald's Holdings Company (Japan), Ltd.&#;[jp].[] The joint venture was supposed to last until , but Toys "R" Us withdrew in ; after suing for breach of contract, McDonald's Holdings was awarded an ¥ billion ($ million) settlement in [][] After their joint venture ended, Toys "R" Us increased their ownership from approximately 48% to about 61%,[] and integrated it into their overall Asian operation in []

    Locations in South Korea and India are established through joint ventures formed in conjunction with Lotte Mart in and Lulu Hypermarket in , respectively.

    Buoyed by increasing demand for toys in the Asia Pacific region, the Asian and Japanese arms of Toys "R" Us are among the Toys "R" Us subsidiaries that have remained profitable into the s and s, registering "double digit" revenue growth through the mid-to-late s.[66] In , Toys "R" Us Asia posted a total turnover of US$ billion;[] for the year ended January , net sales from China and Southeast Asia totaled at approximately US$ million while the Japanese arm would net sales of US$ billion from Toys "R" Us, despite recently declining yearly profits, and US$ million from Babies "R" Us.[67][72] Due to its separate legal statuses from its parent company, the Asian units of Toys "R" Us have been predominantly unaffected by troubles at the parent company.[64]

    Europe[edit]

    Locations in Poland (16 locations), Portugal and Spain are corporately-owned. At its peak Toys "R" Us had stores in the United Kingdom, the remaining of which were closed by April 24, [][][55][56] In April , it was announced that Smyths would acquire stores in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. As of July the sales are still pending.[] Plans for stores in other European countries have not been announced yet, but liquidation is likely.[] Toys "R" Us also operated stores in the Netherlands until [] And Toys "R" Us also operated stores in France until []

    Stores in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden are owned by Top-Toy.[] Top Toy filed for bankruptcy on December 30, due to poor holiday sales.[]

    Canada[edit]

    Further information: Toys "R" Us Canada

    The Canadian arm of Toys "R" Us began operation in and is headquartered in Concord, Ontario. As of its sale to Fairfax Financial on June 1, , the chain comprises 82 stores which continue to operate under the Toys "R" Us name following the sale.[]

    Australia[edit]

    Toys "R" Us closed its 44 stores in Australia on August 5, However, on June 5, , Toys "R" Us will be returning in Australia under partnership with Hobby Warehouse.[63][]

    Store list[edit]

    Until their liquidation and closing in , the company owned stores in the United States, in addition to more than international stores and more than licensed stores in 37 countries and jurisdictions.[]

    Current locations[edit]

    Former locations[edit]

    Continent Country Number of Stores (before closure) Parent company Fate
    AsiaIndonesia

    Indonesia

    1 Independent licenser Only one store operated under license, and was re-branded as Toy Kingdom in the early s.
    AustraliaAustraliaAustralia* 44 Toys "R" Us Filed for voluntary administration in May and closed all stores by the beginning of August.
    EuropeAustriaAustria16 Toys "R" Us Purchased by Smyths in All stores were re-branded under the name in
    DenmarkDenmark20 Top-Toy The parent company and licensor, Top-Toy, filed for Bankruptcy in December []
    FinlandFinland8 Top-Toy The parent company and licensor, Top-Toy, filed for Bankruptcy in December []
    FranceFrance53 Toys "R" Us The French operations went into receivership in July in order to look for a buyer.[] The franchise including 44 of the stores was purchased by Jellej Jouets in October , who merged the business with PicWic toys owner Luderix International in April [] to form PicWicToys; which all Toys "R" Us and Picwic stores were re-branded into in July under Lunderix's ownership.[]
    GermanyGermany67 Toys "R" Us Purchased by Smyths in All stores were re-branded under the name in
    IcelandIcelandTop-Toy The parent company and licensor, Top-Toy, filed for Bankruptcy in December []
    NetherlandsNetherlands17 Speelhoorn Speelhorrn's License to use the Toys "R" Us name expired in early and wasn't renewed, so in March , Speelhoorn re-branded all the stores as Toys XL.[] which would be later purchased by rival business Intertoys in They originally attempted to sell the stores in to Blokker but were denied permission due to competition costs.
    NorwayNorwayTop-Toy The parent company and licensor, Top-Toy, filed for Bankruptcy in December []
    SwedenSwedenTop-Toy The parent company and licensor, Top-Toy, filed for Bankruptcy in December []
    SwitzerlandSwitzerland11 Toys "R" Us Purchased by Smyths in All stores were re-branded under the name in
    TurkeyTurkey35 Uluslararası Çocuk Çarşıları A.S. The Firm that owned the Turkish stores terminated the licensing agreement with Toys "R" Us in and rebranded all the stores as Toyiki.[] Toyiki itself later filed for bankruptcy in and closed down all stores soon afterwards.[]
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom Toys "R" Us Filed for Administration in February and closed all stores by March and April of that year.
    North AmericaUnited StatesUnited States* Toys "R" Us Filed for Bankruptcy in September and closed all stores by June Planned revival in []

    Key: some stores have been reopened, or are planned on being reopened

    Other brands[edit]

    Imaginarium[edit]

    Imaginarium was a private label brand of Toys "R" Us for their most of their toys that was acquired in [] Originally after the acquisition by Toys "R" Us in , it also operated stores until [7]

    Kids "R" Us[edit]

    The logo used for Kids "R" Us

    Kids "R" Us was a children's discount clothing retailer. Their first stores opened in February in Paramus, New Jersey, and Brooklyn, New York.[] The chain folded in January after the retailer suffered deteriorating same-store sales and to focus more on the Toys "R" Us brand.[][7]

    Babies "R" Us[edit]

    The logo used for Babies "R" Us since

    The first Babies "R" Us store opened in April in Westbury, New York.[] In February , Toys "R" Us acquired Duncan-based Baby Superstore, Inc., a store chain, for $ million. The locations were converted into Babies "R" Us.[] The store operates as a specialty baby products retailer and grew to about stores in the United States before their closing in the late s. The stores offer an assortment of products for newborns, infants, and toddlers. The company also maintains a registry and offers pre- and post-natal classes and events.[]

    In , Toys "R" Us began to open co-branded locations with Babies "R" Us departments at 21 new locations, and 23 remodeled locations.[]

    FAO Schwarz[edit]

    In May , Toys "R" Us, Inc., acquired toy retailer FAO Schwarz including the retailer's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City, as well as its e-commerce site, mynewextsetup.us[] The company closed the FAO Schwarz flagship store in New York on July 15, , citing rising rental costs, but continued to carry FAO Schwarz-branded toys in its Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores until []

    Toys "R" Us Express[edit]

    For the holiday-shopping season, Toys "R" Us tried a smaller-store concept to attract customers and 90 "Holiday Express" stores across the United States and Canada were opened.[] The Holiday Express stores are smaller than regular Toys "R" Us stores, often in malls, and offer a more limited selection of merchandise than would be available at a stand-alone Toys "R" Us store. Most (if not all) of these 90 stores were opened in shopping-center and mall spaces that had been vacated by store chains closing their doors during the recession (including KB Toys, several of which were taken over by Toys "R" Us).[] Toys "R" Us's plan was to keep the Holiday Express stores open until early January and close them shortly thereafter, but the success of so many prompted the company to reconsider and several were kept open.[] These stores are known as "Toys "R" Us Express". Beginning in May , Toys "R" Us opened a total of Express stores. Four more were converted to Toys "R" Us outlet stores.[] As with the larger, basic Toys "R" Us stores, these locations also closed along with the outlet stores in the United States during summer

    Web operations[edit]

    The former logo of mynewextsetup.us

    Toys "R" Us began selling toys online with the launch of mynewextsetup.us in [] Following a disastrous Christmas trading period during which the company failed to deliver gifts on time,[] Toys "R" Us entered into a ten-year contract with online retailerAmazon in to be the exclusive supplier of toys on the website.[] Amazon eventually reneged on the terms of the contract by allowing third-party retailers to use its marketplace to sell toys, citing Toys "R" Us's failure to carry a sufficiently large range of goods, including the most popular lines.[] In , Toys "R" Us successfully sued Amazon; the company was awarded $51&#;million in damages in , just over half of the $93&#;million initially claimed.[]

    It placed at No. 29 in the Internet Retailer Top Guide for [] mynewextsetup.us was one of the most visited sites in the specialty toy and baby products retail category with an assortment of toys.[] In addition, mynewextsetup.us offered a wide selection of baby products and supplies and access to the company's baby registry.

    Looking to expand its web portfolio, in February , the company acquired online toy seller mynewextsetup.us from Parent Co., which filed for bankruptcy protection in December Financial terms were not disclosed.[] Around the same time, it was reported that Toys "R" Us, Inc. bought mynewextsetup.us for an estimated $&#;million. Today, the company operates mynewextsetup.us to list unadvertised and exclusive deals available on its portfolio of e-commerce sites.[]

    In , Toys "R" Us, Inc. reported that its Internet sales grew % year-over-year to $&#;million from $&#;million, and in April , the company announced plans to open a dedicated e-commerce fulfillment center in McCarran, Nevada.[] The company later reported online sales of $1&#;billion for and $&#;billion for []

    The website was sunsetted with a brief farewell message when the US liquidation began in March The surviving international stores continue to sell merchandise online.[citation needed]

    In , mynewextsetup.us returned through mynewextsetup.us Shoppers can look on Toys “R” Us’ website to find a toy they want, and then get re-directed to mynewextsetup.us when they click the “Buy” button.[] The next year, mynewextsetup.us returned to having their sales through mynewextsetup.us,[][] this being the first time since that Toys "R" Us partnered with Amazon.[citation needed]

    Mascot[edit]

    The current iteration of Geoffrey the Giraffe

    Formerly known as "Dr. G. Raffe" in s print advertisements for Children's Bargaintown, Geoffrey the Giraffe evolved in name and appearance over the next decade to become the official mascot of the renamed Toys "R" Us. He also made his first TV commercial appearance on television in [] Serving as a "spokesanimal" for the brand, Geoffrey's design went through several phases over the next 50+ years before the current star-spotted iteration was finalized in November []

    In , the company sponsored the live camera broadcast for April the Giraffe, which helped support giraffe conservation and awareness. The sponsored camera of pregnant April the giraffe went viral with millions of views on YouTube and across social media platforms.[]

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. ^Also written as Toys R Us, without quotation marks. A backwards "R" appears in its logo, but in type, it is written as a regular "R".

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