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® 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nintendo’s highly-anticipated new console, Switch arrives at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide

Nintendo’s highly-anticipated new console, Switch arrives at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide   WAYNE, NJ, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gamers, rejoice! This Friday, March 3, Nintendo’s highly-anticipated new console, Switch, will hit shelves at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide – no preorder required! A combination home console and handheld, Switch delivers an entirely new way to play whenever […]

Toys“R”Us® becomes the first retailer to bring Lightseekers to all of its stores nationwide

Line of Smart Figures, Trading Cards and More Available First at Toys“R”Us Stores Nationwide Starting, Saturday, July 1 Pre-sale to Begin Online at Toysrus.com on Monday, April 17 OAK BROOK, IL, 2017-Feb-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — TOMY International, the master toy licensee for Lightseekers, announced today (February 18, 2017) that the world’s leading dedicated toy […]

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 […]

30 years of partnership: Toys“R”Us remains as K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers largest retail contributor to its charities

Specialty Toy and Baby Products Retailer Brings Playtime, Learning and Basic Necessities to Millions of Children Through Partnership with K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers® Wayne, NJ, 2017-Feb-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — There are 15 million children living in poverty in the U.S. – 50 percent of which are not reading at grade-level by the fourth grade. That […]

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 […]

Toys“R”Us® announces 39 straight hours of shopping from 6am on Friday, December 23 through 9pm Christmas Eve

Wayne, NJ, 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — As Santa is preparing his workshop, and many gift-givers are checking wish lists twice, Toys“R”Us® announced that its stores nationwide will open their doors for 39 straight hours of shopping. Beginning at 6 am on Friday, December 23, continuing through 9 pm Christmas Eve* ensuring that all […]

Toys“R”Us appoints Matthew Finigan as its new Treasurer

Wayne, NJ, 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. today (December 9, 2016) announced that Chetan Bhandari, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Toys“R”Us, Inc. will be departing the company, effective December 13, to pursue a new opportunity. “Chetan joined the Toys“R”Us team in 2014 to help the company address refinancing challenges with near-term debt maturities. He successfully […]

Toys“R”Us, Inc. reports 3Q 2016 earnings

WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Details for the Toys“R”Us, Inc. third quarter 2016 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 Tuesday, December 20, 2016. Participation in this call […]

Toys“R”Us® kicks off Cyber Week on Saturday, November 26

Retailer Kicks Off Cyber Week Earlier than Ever, Offering Week-Long Savings, Daily Surprise Offers Online and, for the First Time Ever, In-Store Deals on Cyber Monday WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Nov-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shoppers can prepare for a hefty second helping of savings after the deals and discounts Toys“R”Us® is dishing out this Thanksgiving Weekend. […]

Toys“R”Us® offers exclusive access to the hottest Thanksgiving Weekend deals to its Rewards“R”Us members from Sunday, November 20

Company’s Loyalty Members to Receive Early Access to More than 100 Deals Beginning Sunday, November 20 Before Hundreds of Additional Discounts are Released Online at 9 pm EST on Wednesday, November 23 WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Nov-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® today (November 15, 2016) revealed that its most loyal customers – the 18-plus million Rewards“R”Us […]

Toys“R”Us adds St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to its charitable causes in this season of giving

WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The holiday season is all about showing thanks and embracing the spirit of giving. And with that, Toys“R”Us® is joining St. Jude in its Thanks and Giving® campaign through a financial commitment from the Toys”R”Us Children’s Fund, a public charity affiliated with the company, to St. Jude Children’s Research […]

Toys“R”Us® announces 30 hours of continuous shopping from 5pm on Thursday, November 24 through 11pm on Friday, November 25

Toy Retailer Kicks Off November with a Series of Services as the Destination for Gift-Givers to Check Off Kids’ Holiday Wish Lists WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shoppers should get their walking shoes ready. Right on the heels of the company’s Great Big Toys“R”Us Book of Awesome catalog, which offers hundreds of […]

Toys“R”Us® to bring “awesome” holiday moments to its stores nationwide this season

Stores Nationwide Kick Off November with The Great Big AWWWESOME Holiday Toy Fest, Professional Santa Photo Opportunity and More WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Nov-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — As the calendar turns to November and customers ready for the inherent holiday shopping to come, Toys“R”Us® today (November 1, 2016) unveiled plans to bring “awesome” holiday moments to […]

Toys“R”Us® announces election of ten-year-old Ariana Gentry from Swansea, IL as President of Play

Wayne, NJ, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — While Hillary and Donald’s colorful campaign battles will continue to unfold over the coming weeks, Toys“R”Us® is thrilled to announce the results of its first-ever President of Play national election. Ten-year-old Ariana Gentry from Swansea, IL will be sworn into office today (October 10, 2016), kicking off […]

Toys“R”Us® now accepting applications for part-time holiday jobs at stores and distribution centers nationwide

WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — ’Tis the season to be hiring. While Saint Nick has his elves at the North Pole to help him prep for the big day, Toys“R”Us®, the world’s leading dedicated toy retailer, is seeking some helpers of its own to ensure every kid’s holiday list is fulfilled. Today (September […]

Toys“R”Us 2016 Holiday Hot Toy List

WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Sep-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® debuted today (September 8, 2016) its 2016 Holiday Hot Toy List, the company’s annual go-to holiday shopping resource for parents and gift-givers – straight from the toy experts. Comprised of 40 items categorized by age from Baby’s First Christmas to Big Kids, the Toys“R”Us team spent the […]

Toys“R”Us® to feature American Girl shop-in-shops in select stores and to carry American Girl’s Truly Me™ line of dolls

Middleton, WI, 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — American Girl®, a premium brand for girls and subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), today (August 31, 2016) announced a multi-year partnership with the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, Toys“R”Us, Inc. The collaboration will make Toys“R”Us® the first and only U.S.-based retailer to feature American Girl shop-in-shops […]

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, Inc.: 76% of 2017 notes and 47% of 2018 notes validly tendered

The company also announces the extension of early tender date for the previously announced private exchange offers by TRU Taj LLC for outstanding 10.375% senior notes due 2017 and 7.375% senior notes due 2018. WAYNE, NJ, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc. (the “Company”) today announced that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City […]

Toys“R”Us® announced nationwide hunt to fill the the country’s newest and most awesome job yet – President of Play

Wayne, NJ, 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us® announced today a nationwide hunt to fill the company’s, and perhaps the country’s, newest and most awesome job yet – President of Play. One lucky kid in the U.S. will soon be selected to spend a year playing with the hottest new toys and games and […]