Kmart unveils its annual Fab 15 List of toys for the 2017 holiday season

Part of the Brand’s $1 Down Layaway Program, Kmart Reveals the Season’s Hottest Toys HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Sep-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Everyone knows that sometimes the best gift of all during the holidays is knowing exactly what gift to buy others. To make gift-giving more ridiculously awesome than ever this year, Kmart today […]

Toys“R”Us, Inc. Files Voluntary Chapter 11 Petitions in U.S. and Intends to Seek Protection under CCAA in Canada

Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us Stores and Web Stores across the World are Open and Continuing to Provide World-Class Experiences for Customers Restructuring Process Expected to Enhance Financial Flexibility for Investments in Growth Initiatives Company Receives Commitment of Over $3.0 Billion in Debtor-in-Possession Financing to Support Operations WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. (“the Company”) today […]

Build-A-Bear Workshop celebrates National Teddy Bear Day

Survey Commissioned by Build-A-Bear Workshop Reveals Adults Hold on to Stuffed Animals for Decades ST. LOUIS, 2017-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — In anticipation of National Teddy Bear Day on September 9, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW), an interactive destination for creating customized furry friends, today announced results from a survey that revealed more than half of American adults still have […]

Argos launches new collection of toys inspired by the upcoming new release, Star Wars™: The Last Jedi

LONDON, 2017-Sep-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading toy retailer, Argos, is celebrating today’s Force Friday II by launching a new 13-strong range of toys and collectables inspired by the upcoming new release, Star Wars™: The Last Jedi. Available in-store and online now, the new collection includes wearable ‘Force Link’ technology that activates character phrases and […]

Babies“R”Us® to educate families about baby safety this September

Portion of Proceeds From All Car Seats Sold at Babies”R”Us in September to Benefit Safe Kids Worldwide Wayne, NJ, 2017-Aug-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — The first big “test” of parenthood is often not even the birth, but the drive home from the hospital. That moment when a parent realizes they’re going home, alone, with […]

Argos now accepting pre-orders for Xbox One X and Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft console

Argos now accepting pre-orders for Xbox One X and Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft console   London, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Eager Xbox fans can place pre-orders for the hotly anticipated new Xbox One X and Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft console on argos.co.uk from today (22 August 2017), the retailer has announced. Fans now have […]

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. completes previously announced review of strategic alternatives

Board Adopts Share Repurchase Program of up to $20 Million ST. LOUIS, 2017-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) today (-Aug. 21, 2017) announced that its Board of Directors has completed its previously announced review of strategic alternatives. After an extensive analysis and careful consideration of a broad range of strategic alternatives by the […]

Brand new My Little Pony range launches at Argos

Brand new My Little Pony range launches at Argos   Milton, Keynes, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Brand new My Little Pony range launches ahead of My Little Pony: The Movie Top picks include mermaid-like ‘Twinkle the Seapony’, ‘Princess Twilight Sparkle and Spike the Dragon Friendship Set’ and the ‘Canterlot and Seaquestria Castle’. Prices range […]

Toys“R”Us® to open a temporary store in Knickerbocker Building, Broadway for the holiday season

Company Announces Return to Times Square with Temporary Holiday Shop Wayne, NJ, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — After a nearly two-year absence, Toys“R”Us® today (August 10, 2017) announced that it is returning to Times Square in response to customer demand. The company will open a temporary 35,000 square-foot store located at 1466 Broadway (at the corner […]

Toys“R”Us announces the appointment of Mark Johnson as EVP, U.S. Marketplace Operations

WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Aug-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, today (August 7, 2017) announced Mark Johnson was named Executive Vice President, U.S. Marketplace Operations, effective immediately. He will report directly to Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon. Mr. Johnson had been serving as interim EVP, Store Operations […]

Toys“R”Us® teams up with Nickelodeon™ to launch fun-filled events to encourage kids to get up and play

Wayne, NJ, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Over the past few decades, there has been a 25% decrease in the time kids spend playing – to that, Toys“R”Us® says it’s time to set play free. And so, today (August 8, 2017) the company announced that it is teaming up with Nickelodeon™ to launch fun-filled […]

RetailNext becomes the in-store analytics solution provider for Maziply Toys & Collectibles

RetailNext becomes the in-store analytics solution provider for Maziply Toys & Collectibles   Multichannel Retailer of Toys, Games, Gifts and Collectibles Focuses on Play, Education and a Seamless, Branded Experience SAN JOSE, Calif., 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (Aug. 8, 2017), RetailNext Inc., the worldwide expert and market leader in IoT smart store retail analytics […]

Build-A-Bear Workshop details new partnership with PBS KIDS

Partnership includes video messages aired during “Curious George” and “Wild Kratts,” digital messaging and content integration during in-store events ST. LOUIS, 2017-Aug-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Build-A-Bear Workshop today (Aug. 3, 2017) announced official details of a new partnership with PBS KIDS. In April, Build-A-Bear kicked off a corporate sponsorship of two PBS KIDS […]

Barnes & Noble invites LEGO Fans to Join the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox Building Event on Saturday, August 5

LEGO Fans 7 Years Old and Up Are Invited to Join the LEGO BOOST Creative Toolbox Building Event by Helping Build Vernie, the Coolest New Robot You Can Code New York, New York, 2017-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today (July 31, 2017) announced the LEGO® […]

Argos launches its new AW17 range

Argos launches its new AW17 range   Milton, Keynes, 2017-Jul-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Leading retailer Argos launches its new AW17 range to shoppers tomorrow, Saturday 22 July 2017, offering around 2500 new products and featuring must-have brands such as Nespresso, Bose, Lego, Habitat, Samsung, Dyson and Sony. Robbie Feather, Commercial Director at Argos, […]

Toys”R”Us® announces exclusive lineup of toys for Comic Convention in San Diego, CA

WAYNE, N.J., 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys”R”Us® today (July 6, 2017) announced its exclusive lineup of must-have playthings to help celebrate one of the world’s largest pop culture shows, Comic Convention in San Diego, CA. Conventioneers and online shoppers can visit Toys”R”Us at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2343) from Wednesday, July 19 to Sunday, July 23 or Toysrus.com/ComicConvention from Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July […]

Toys“R”Us® fundraising campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® raised nearly $3 million

Toys“R”Us® fundraising campaign for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® raised nearly $3 million   Fundraising Campaign Drives Critical Awareness and Funds for Children Impacted by Life-Threatening Diseases Wayne, NJ, 2017-Jul-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today (July 13, 2017 ) announced that in year one of its three-year commitment to provide $7 million to St. Jude […]

Mattel®, Toys”R”Us® and WWE to support Make-A-Wish with new John Cena action figure available exclusively at Toys”R”Us

PHOENIX, 2017-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Three national corporate sponsors of Make-A-Wish® are coming together to support the organization that grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Mattel®, Toys”R”Us® and WWE are partnering to launch a new John Cena action figure – available exclusively at Toys”R”Us stores nationwide beginning Tuesday, August 15. The […]

JCPenney opens toy shops in all of its brick-and-mortar locations

JCPenney opens toy shops in all of its brick-and-mortar locations   Toy assortment at JCPenney.com will continue to multiply in preparation for holiday season PLANO, Texas, 2017-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — As JCPenney [NYSE: JCP] continues to explore new merchandise categories and differentiate its business, the retailer is opening toy shops in all of […]

Babies“R”Us partners with Huggies to support the No Baby Unhugged initiative

Wayne, NJ, 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — One in three U.S. parents suffer from the inability to provide fresh, clean diapers for their baby, according to a study by Huggies. To help raise awareness of the nation’s growing diaper need, Babies“R”Us is partnering with Huggies to support the No Baby Unhugged initiative to help ensure some […]

Build-A-Bear Workshop ranked No. 57 on the 2017 Best Workplaces for Millennials list by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

ST. LOUIS, 2017-Jun-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the third consecutive year, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW)—an interactive destination for making personalized furry friends­—has been named to the Best Workplaces for Millennials list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE. Build-A-Bear Workshop ranked No. 57 out of 100 companies on […]

Build-A-Bear Workshop launches Keely, the newest addition to its beloved Honey Girls collection

New Colorful Leopard Brings West-Coast Flair to Girl Band as they Hit Los Angeles ST. LOUIS, 2017-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW), an interactive destination where Guests can create personalized furry friends, today (June 22, 2017) launched Keely, the newest addition to its beloved Honey Girls collection, as the band takes on Los […]

Argos releases toy predictions that will dominate Christmas wish lists this year

Argos releases toy predictions that will dominate Christmas wish lists this year   Milton, Keynes, 2017-Jun-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Memorable childhood gifts including dolls and LEGO, as well as the latest tech driven toys, look set to dominate Christmas wish lists this year, according to leading UK toy retailer, Argos It has today […]

Toys“R”Us, Inc. first quarter 2017 earnings conference call on June 15, 2017

WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Details for the Toys“R”Us, Inc. first quarter 2017 earnings conference call are provided below. On the call, the company’s leadership team will discuss the financial results of Toys“R”Us, Inc. and Toys“R”Us – Delaware, Inc. at 2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Participation in this call […]

GiftsbyMeeta.com Introduces Fresh Collection of Presents for the Kids on the Website

Delhi, India, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kids, the very special species on the planet enjoy most any festive occasion around our home and their grins, laughter, warm hugs or even their cute crying all are the major themes which have been incorporated while Launching overhauled category named Gifts for kids on GiftsbyMeeta’s website. […]

Artsplash™ named as the first-ever winner of ABC’s “The Toy Box”

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 2017-May-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — After eight weeks of viewing over 35 toy inventions the kid judges have spoken, and Artsplash™ (formerly known as Liquid Art) prevailed as the first-ever winner of ABC’s “The Toy Box.”  Artsplash™ is now available for purchase online exclusively at Toysrus.com and will be available only […]

Amazon.com launches its 2017 Summer Toy List

Amazon.com launches its 2017 Summer Toy List   Customers can now browse top toys for this summer, including popular categories such as STEM, Water Everything, Backyard Play, and more SEATTLE, 2017-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Amazon.com today (May 15, 2017) announced the launch of its 2017 Summer Toy List (www.amazon.com/summertoylist), a curated list of more […]

7‑Eleven® now offers Fidget Spinners

7‑Eleven® now offers Fidget Spinners   DALLAS, 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Flying off the shelves, 7‑Eleven® stores sell Fidget Spinners, the popular new toy designed to calm nerves, ease anxiety and provide hours of entertainment. “The Fidget Spinner is a very hot item right now and we know customers want it,” said Tony Stapleton, senior […]

Build-A-Bear Workshop’s Reports Sales Performance Impacted by Shift in Valentine’s Day and Easter in First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. Reports Consolidated Comparable Sales and Profit in Line with Guidance with First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results First quarter consolidated comparable sales decline 8.1%, in line with guidance, reflecting holiday shifts and following a 2.2% increase in the fiscal 2016 first quarter First quarter results include GAAP pre-tax income of $4.6 million and […]

GameStop: Office Space: Idle Profits mobile game launches free on iOS and Android

New mobile game now available free on iOS and Android SAN FRANCISCO, 2017-Apr-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — FoxNext Games and Kongregate, a leading publisher of mobile, PC, and web games, today launched Office Space: Idle Profits for free on iOS & Android devices to save you from suffering through another “case of the Mondays.” Ultrabit, a Kongregate subsidiary […]