Articles in the Retail Category

Toys R Us – Back From the Dead?
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Posted in Retail on 4 October 2018
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The WSJ is reporting that the private parties holding the TRU brand might be thinking about reviving the retail business … It’s hard to say if hey will open retail stores or just concentrate online but at least they’re thinking about it. It obviously won’t happen this year but it’ll be nice to see them […]

Finally, I Bought a Coke with My Face
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Posted in Retail on 18 September 2018
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Nice, I bought a Coke by tapping my phone and scanning my noggin! Tweet This Post

Halloween City-Toy City Pop Up Store Locations Announced
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Posted in Disney Pixar CARS, Mattel Disney Pixar Diecast CARS, Retail on 31 August 2018
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As previously announced, Party City announced a Toy City pop up toy store  for the holidays. Soft opening as early as today … Party City’s Halloween City might be combining with a Toy City pop up store … so check it out and let us know what you think – send pics! Westside Centre 6275 University Dr. […]

Party City & Amazon to Fill the Holiday Giraffe Sized Hole
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Posted in Retail on 17 July 2018
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While we won’t have TRU around this holiday-Christmas season – Amazon & Party City has plans to cover the Giraffe Sized Hole. PARTY CITY POP UP STORES … “Party City plans to operate 50 pop-up toy stores from September through the holiday-shopping season, possibly in former locations of the defunct chain, executives said in an interview. […]

Amazon Prime Day – Get $10 Coupon at Whole Foods
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Posted in Retail on 16 July 2018
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Amazon Prime Day starts today at noon PST/3 PM EST … but there’s an extra coupon : But FIRST go to Whole Foods by spending $10 or more there. From July 11 through July 17, Amazon Prime members will receive $10 Amazon credit to use on Amazon Prime Day when they spend $10 or more […]

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. […]