Toys R Us: 21 New or Remodeled Stores

By the end of 2012, Toys R Us will have opened 8 new locations and remodeled 13 stores to the side-by-side Toys R Us/Babies R Us format as reported in Chain Store Age.  These additions will bring the side-by-side total to 204 by the end of the year.Chain Store...

A Round of Applause for Toys R Us

Toys R Us has done what many thought impossible; turn the company around and return it to a successful viable retailer.  Jerry Storch (CEO) and company did it in the face of a terrible economy and increasing pressures from Walmart, Target and Amazon.  The...

October 2011 New Store Announcements

BJ’s Wholesale Club – Burlington, NCBooks A Million – Auburn, MEBooks A Million – Bangor, MEBooks A Million – Butler, PABooks a Million – Charleston, SCBooks A Million – Monaca, PABooks A Million – Portland, MEBooks A Million – Rapid City, SDBooks A Million –...

21 Stores for Toys R Us in 2011

Toys R Us is scheduled to open 21 new stores this year and remodel 23.L.A. Times ArticleCrainsnewyork.com reported that The Wayne, N.J.-based company will have 43 superstores nationwide by the end of 2011.Crain’s Article

New Stores During the Week of 8/15/11

Week of 8/15/11The following is an unscientific list of new stores that I noticed while researching for the blog.  Congrats Burlington Coat!Babies R Us/Toys R Us – Indio, CA, Relocation (25 jobs)Burlington Coat Factory – Columbus, GA, 70,000 SFBurlington...

Shop Kick Helping the Boxes

In the never ending fight to get customers in the store,  retailers are using a  relatively new iPhone and Android app called Shop Kick to generate customer trips. Shop Kick users get rewards when they walk into partner stores.  Check out this...