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High-tech expected to be popular this season

High-tech expected to be popular this season

Smart watches, headphones, books, candy and the Quadcopter all have at least one thing in common: They’re all on the popular item list for this coming holiday season. Consumer confidence is rising, so the holiday season might see a slight increase in sales, according to economists. High-tech holiday items The popular choice for tech-smart individuals… Continue Reading High-tech expected to be popular this season

Toys R Us gets into the tablet computer game

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Toys R Us plans to launch its own tablet computer aimed at children called Tabeo on Oct. 21, a low-priced entry into the increasingly crowded tablet business. The news comes ahead of the holiday season, which can account for up to 40 percent of retailers’ annual sales. Toys R Us has focused on exclusive toys… Continue Reading Toys R Us gets into the tablet computer game

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Toys R Us will pay $1.3M penalty to FTC

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The Federal Trade Commission says Toys R Us has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle civil charges that it violated an agency order barring it from discussing its discount-chain competitors with its suppliers. The FTC says between 1999 and 2010 Toys R Us violated the order by complaining via its Babies R Us subsidiary… Continue Reading Toys R Us will pay $1.3M penalty to FTC

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Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, earns its moniker for what it typically does for retailer’s ledgers. It’s the date most store owners watch their year’s bottom line turn from red to black. So it only makes sense that a growing number of retailers would ask themselves, why not skip the slow-sales months altogether, open… Continue Reading Retailers increasingly turn to ‘pop up’ holiday stores

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Toys R Us to hire 45,000 workers for holidays

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Toys R Us will hire about 45,000 employees to help with the holiday season, doubling its U.S. work force. The privately held toy company said Tuesday that it is hiring more workers than in the past three holiday seasons because of an additional 600 smaller stores located in malls and shopping centers. Those “pop-up” stores… Continue Reading Toys R Us to hire 45,000 workers for holidays

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Toys “R” Us ‘pop-up’ stores open in Springs

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Based on the success of an experiment last year, Toys “R” Us plans to open about 600 temporary “pop-up” stores around the nation this holiday season. The toy retailer has already opened two in greater Colorado Springs, at Woodmen Commons Shopping Center and First and Main Town Center during August. Known as Toys “R” Us… Continue Reading Toys “R” Us ‘pop-up’ stores open in Springs

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Toys R Us pop-ups planned

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In response to a vacancy created by the departure of KB Toys last year, Toys R Us plans to open about 350 “pop-up” stores or kiosks in malls throughout the country this holiday season. The Associated Press reported that this is the first time the company has opened such stores to reach customers for its… Continue Reading Toys R Us pop-ups planned

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