Articles in the Retail Category

Private equity bosses took $200m out of Toys R Us
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Posted in Retail on 4 June 2018
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Not surprising … “Private equity bosses took $200m out of Toys R Us and crashed the company, lifetime employees got $0 in severance …” You can read the rest at BoigBoing.net. Tweet This Post

Toys R Us: The Slow Fade
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Posted in Retail, Toys on 11 May 2018
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Thanks for the heads up, “Alberto A.” The two TRU by me has been stripped clear of CARS other than the plastic windups … If your store has those overhead signage, there might be some stock behind it. Help yourself.   Tweet This Post

Goodbye Old Friend – Toys R Us
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Posted in Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS, Retail on 15 March 2018
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It’s looks like it’s over. While they will attempt to sell the chain, it seems unlikely there is a buyer (way too debt)  – anyone interested would simply wait until they are officially bankrupt (so the debts are wiped)  before buying the name – it may eventually return but most likely it will be a […]

Toys R Us to Close 192 Stores, 20% of US Stores
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Retail on 25 January 2018
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Not looking too good for TRU and not so much for us, either … “Going-out-of-business sales will start in February and end in April.” You can find the complete list here at BusinessInsider. Basically, they are closing stores if another TRU is 15-minutes away … Map & more info here at Quartz. Thanks for the […]

Toys R Us Bankruptcy Filing “Imminent”
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Posted in Retail, Toys on 18 September 2017
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Still a rumor but looking pretty likely … Toys ‘R’ Us Inc could file for bankruptcy in the coming weeks as pressure from skittish suppliers intensifies, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company and its restructuring advisers are considering filing for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. […]

Kmart Shutdown Imminent?
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Posted in Retail on 25 July 2016
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From Business Insider Store-level employees who spoke to Business Insider said many of the remaining 941 Kmart stores now appear to be in the midst of liquidation. Stores are being entered into numbered phases — such as Phase 1 and Phase 2 — employees said. The company has told employees that the phases are part […]

Super Geniuses at Target
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Posted in Retail on 6 March 2015
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Silly me, I’ve been using the hand basket thing all wrong … Damn, this woman is strong. Er, who knew we needed a sign explaining that the baskets separate from the basket holder … but hey, as long as you’re spending money there – the customer is always right. You can check out more photos […]

Mattel Disney Pixar CARS: TakeFiveADay CARS 1 Only 2006-2014 Diecast Checklist
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar CARS, Retail on 23 January 2015
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As some people requested, a magazine checklist of just CARS 1 diecasts – for those who are ONLY collecting CARS 1 diecasts or who like to keep them separated … From 2006 to 2014, there are now 501 CARS 1 diecasts released by Mattel which includes all the variants – either error fixes, production changes […]

Kmart Hacked – Credit & Debit Card Malware
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Posted in Retail on 14 October 2014
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Well, I guess there is meager bright side to not having a CARS Event Day … “Kmart’s IT team quietly announced that malware has been found in its stores’ register systems, noting that both debit and credit card numbers have been stolen. The breach seems to have occurred in early September, meaning any purchase made […]

Disney Theme Parks Merchandise Ordering
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Posted in Disney, Disney Pixar, Disney Star Wars, Retail on 2 July 2013
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For CARS fans, it’s been a busy couple months for EXCLUSIVES only available at the theme parks – first the Star Wars CARS … And now the two Time Travel Mater Box Sets – Radiator Springs Beginnings … And the (Lizzie & Stanley) Wedding Day Gift Pack. The Star Wars CARS are $9.95 each and […]