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 […]

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® 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 […]

Toys“R”Us unifies its Japan, Greater China and Southeast Asia businesses

WAYNE, NJ and TOYKO, JAPAN, 2017-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today (April 11, 2017) announced that it has entered into an agreement to unify its Toys“R”Us, Japan business with its Toys“R”Us business in Greater China and Southeast Asia, a joint venture between Toys“R”Us, Inc. and Fung Retailing Limited. Under this agreement, Toys“R”Us, Japan, […]

Toys“R”Us® kicks off its fundraising campaign to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Wayne, NJ, 2017-Apr-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today (April 3, 2017) announced the start of its fundraising campaign in stores and online through June 12 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. This is the first […]

Toys“R”Us appoints Cornell Boggs as its EVP and General Counsel

WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, today (February 7, 2017) announced the hiring of Cornell Boggs as its Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective February 15, 2017. He will report directly to Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon. Mr. Boggs joins Toys“R”Us from […]

Toys“R”Us announces the appointment of PepsiCo veteran, Carla Hassan as EVP, Global Chief Marketing Officer

WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, today (January 23, 2017) announced that PepsiCo veteran, Carla Hassan will join the company as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer, effective February 20, 2017. She will report directly to Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon. Ms. Hassan […]

Melanie Teed-Murch named President, Toys“R”Us, Canada

Melanie Teed-Murch named President, Toys“R”Us, Canada   WAYNE, NJ and CONCORD, Ontario, 2016-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, today (August 29, 2016) announced the appointment of Melanie Teed-Murch as President, Toys“R”Us, Canada, effective September 1. In addition to overseeing the operations and business activities for the […]

Toys“R”Us announces the appointment of Lance Wills as EVP, Global Chief Technology Officer effective June 13

WAYNE, NJ, 2016-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, today announced that Lance Wills will join the company as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective June 13. He will report directly to Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon. As CTO, a newly created position […]

Toys“R”Us FY 2015: 25% improvement of the consolidated Adjusted EBITDA over the prior year

Consolidated same store sales grew by 2.3% for the quarter and 0.9% for the full year; Fiscal 2015 SG&A expense reduction of $322 million resulted in the lowest full year SG&A since 2006; Full year consolidated Adjusted EBITDA1 of $800 million, a 25% improvement over the prior year; Consolidated Net Leverage2 for fiscal 2015 of […]

Toys“R”Us announces the appointment of Amy von Walter as EVP, Global Communications and Public Relations

WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, today announced that Amy von Walter will join the company as Executive Vice President, Global Communications and Public Relations, effective March 14. She will report directly to Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon. Ms. von Walter comes to […]

Toys“R”Us, Inc. announces the retirement of Monika Merz, president of Toys“R”Us, Asia Pacific, effective May 31, 2016

WAYNE, NJ and TOYKO, JAPAN, 2016-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced the retirement of Monika Merz, president of Toys“R”Us, Asia Pacific, effective May 31, 2016. Her successor will be named at a future date. As President, Toys“R”Us, Asia Pacific, Monika Merz oversees all operations and business activities for the company’s more than […]

Toys“R”Us® launches its brand-new ‘Play With Purpose’ fundraising and awareness campaign in partnership with Save the Children

15.5 Million U.S. Children Live in Poverty; Many Lack Playtime in Their Daily Lives; 10 Minutes of Play Improves Children’s Performance; Play Enhances the Progress of Early Development by 34% Wayne, NJ, 2016-Feb-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today announced the launch of its brand-new ‘Play With Purpose’fundraising and awareness campaign in partnership with Save […]

Toys“R”Us celebrates the opening of its 100th store in China

The World’s Leading Dedicated Toy and Baby Products Retailer Strengthens Its Brand Presence and Position in Growth Market; Company Celebrates Milestone Achievement with Grand Opening of New Store in Beijing, Featuring the Latest Technology, Interactive Displays and the Hottest Toys, Making Toys“R”Us THE Toy Destination in the Capital BEIJING, CHINA, 2016-Jan-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — […]

Toys“R”Us announces same store sales for the five-week and nine-week periods ended January 2, 2016

WAYNE, NJ, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today reported its same store sales for the five-week and nine-week periods ended January 2, 2016.  The five-week period refers to November 29, 2015 to January 2, 2016, as compared to November 30, 2014 to January 3, 2015 in the prior year.  The nine-week period refers to November 1, 2015 to January 2, 2016, […]

Toys“R”Us to hire 40,000 employees as the company prepares for another busy holiday shopping season

Holiday Workforce to Join Seasoned #ToyExperts to Staff Company’s Stores and Distribution Centers Across the Country, Helping Fulfill Gift-Givers’ Needs; Dedicated Holiday Hiring Website, Toysrusinc.com/careers/holiday, Serves As One-Stop Shop for Career Information WAYNE, NJ, 2015-9-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today announced plans to hire 40,000 employees at its stores and distribution centers throughout the country […]

Tim Grace appointed Executive VP Global Chief Talent Officer Toys“R”Us

WAYNE, NJ, 2015-9-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. announced that it has named Tim Grace as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Talent Officer, effective today. In this role, Mr. Grace will oversee all global human resources functions, including organizational design, talent acquisition, succession planning, learning, change management and labor and employee relations, as well as […]

Toys“R”Us, Inc. to host investor meeting on July 30 to formally introduce Dave Brandon, the company’s new Chairman and CEO

WAYNE, NJ, 2015-7-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today announced that it will host an investor meeting on Thursday, July 30 to formally introduce Dave Brandon, the company’s new Chairman and CEO. He and the management team will discuss the company’s Fit for Growth initiative, as it transitions from cost reduction to growth generation. The meeting will include a discussion of the company’s financial performance, […]