Toys "R" Us

Homebase to close 42 stores putting about 1,500 jobs at risk

DIY giant Homebase is set to close 42 of its UK stores, meaning more than 1,000 are now at risk.<p>It is yet another blow for high-street stores, which …

Homebase

Could a new brand design have saved Toys R Us?

Design studio Lippincott was commissioned to create a new visual identity for the toy store chain, which was fully completed – just before the …

Graphic Design

Malls owner Capital & Regional to take a £1.2m hit from retail bloodbath

Shopping centres owner Capital & Regional on Tuesday laid bare how much the recent bloodbath on the High Street will cost it this year.<p>The landlord …

Business (UK)

Why Omarosa’s claims against the White House matter

MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi<p>“Space Force all the way!”<p>05:25<p>Topher Grace: “This movie should not be more relevant today, which it is, than when it takes …

Politics

2 Colorado locations among 123 Toys R Us stores hitting the auction block

The former Highlands Ranch and Westminster Toys R Us stores are up for auction.

Real Estate

Maybe Mattel Should Have Accepted Hasbro's Buyout Offer

The toymaker's performance continues to deteriorate after it rejected its rival's takeover bid.<p>After delivering a disastrous second-quarter earnings …

Mattel

The Death of Toys R Us Didn't Kill the Toy Business After All

The collapse of the nation's largest retailer devoted to toys did not dampen American kids' actual desire for toys, nor adults' willingness to buy them. Overall, toy sales through the first half of 2018 grew by 7% year over year to $7.9 billion, according to data from NPD Group.<p>Some of those sales …

Barnes & Noble

All but one Tampa Bay J.C. Penney will have new baby shop

All but one of the Tampa Bay area J.C. Penney's will have expanded baby departments following the chain's decision to overhaul its infant selection …

Tampa Bay

J.C. Penney to fill void of closed Babies R Us, open 500 children’s clothing shops

J.C. Penney is trying to help parents who depended on their local Babies R Us stores that closed. The department store announced that it will be …

Orlando

JCPenney is taking advantage of the death of Babies R Us

JCPenney is wasting no time in capitalizing on the downfall of Toys R Us.<p>The department store announced on Thursday that it is rolling out new "baby shops" to 500 of its stores. These newly improved sections will offer some bigger items, like cribs, high chairs, and strollers, that were previously …

Business

3 central Ohio Toys R Us stores among properties headed for auction

Three central Ohio Toys R Us properties will be among the 123 stores to be auctioned next week in Manhattan.<p>The auction, seen as a rare opportunity …

Real Estate

Here’s the Toys R Us Rebranding That Never Saw the Light of Day – Adweek

Bankruptcy isn’t usually the beginning of an agency’s relationship with a brand. But opportunity can come in unexpected forms, and creative …

Advertising Industry

Ireland's Henderson family agrees purchase of 50 Poundworld stores

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland’s Henderson family said on Thursday it had agreed to buy around 50 Poundworld stores, having struck a deal with the administrator of the collapsed British discount retailer.<p>FILE PHOTO: A woman walks into a branch of Poundworld in Stockport, near Manchester, Britain June …

Poundworld

What Toys R Us Teaches Us About Leadership Cultivation

The demise of Toys R Us — the toy store that captivated every elementary schoolkid’s daydreams — was ultimately just another illustration of …

Leadership

J.C. Penney Expands Baby Offerings Amid Babies R Us Demise

<b>NEW YORK (AP) —</b> J.C. Penney is expanding the baby products it sells at stores beyond clothing as the department store joins the many other chains …

J.C. Penney

There Is One BlockBuster Store Still Open

Just Now<p>This is it!<p><b>Toys R Us</b> is gone. <b>Sharper Image</b> is a memory. <b>Crocs</b> are on the ropes. We've known <b>BlockBuster Video</b> has been pretty much dead for the …

United States

JCPenney eyes Babies R Us customers with addition of more baby products

JCPenney will stock more baby products at its stores near some shuttered Babies R Us stores, whose bankrupt parent company Toys R Us closed all …

eCommerce

Homebase could be closing up to 60 stores nationwide

The DIY chain has already started to shut shops.<p>Your local retail park could be missing a well-known brand later this month. Homebase is set to …

Lifestyle (UK)

J.C. Penney adding infant and toddler gear in stores to attract young moms

J.C. Penney sees an opportunity to fill voids left in cities across the nation with the closing of Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Sears stores.<p>The …

Texas

Homebase prepares to axe one in three shops putting up to 2,000 jobs at risk

Up to 2,000 jobs are at risk at Homebase as its new owner prepares to swing the axe.<p>Owner Hilco is expected to file a restructuring plan called a …

Money (UK)

RIP, Toys R Us: Empathy Drives 7% Jump In Toy Sales

While the recent demise of Toys R Us has been biting into sales at individual toy companies, new research from the NPD Group shows a surprising 7% …

Jurassic World

Amtrak to stop delivering Toys for Tots, but charity's CEO says program 'will make it work' somehow

Toys for Tots is scrambling to figure out how it will deliver toys to children across the county as Amtrak announced it will no longer be offering its services to transport the goods.<p>Amtrak said late last week that the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve charitable program does not fit with the new policies …

Trains

Stocks notch third consecutive gain

Stocks finished broadly higher for the third day in a row on Wall Street, extending a string of gains.<p>Media, retail and technology companies rose …

S&P 500 Index

Hasbro Is Proving There's Life Beyond Toys R Us

The toy maker's second-quarter report wasn't nearly as bad as people expected.<p><b>Hasbro</b> (NASDAQ:HAS) stock rose sharply after the company reported …

Investing

Nostalgia for Toys R Us drives up toy sales

Video<p>SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - In today's edition of Rob Black's Winners and Losers, our financial expert Rob Black and KRON4's James Fletcher talk …

Alex Jones

Retail defaults are at an all-time high — here are all the bankruptcies and liquidations so far in 2018

• <b>Retailers are filing for bankruptcy at record-high rates.</b>• <b><br>Nine West, Claire's, and The Bon-Ton Stores are among the companies that have filed for bankruptcy so far this year.</b><p>Retailers are filing for bankruptcy at record-high rates as Americans' changing shopping habits, along with years of overly …

AOL

House of Fraser settles challenge from landlords to boost rescue hopes

The company’s store closure programme was announced in June.

News (Wales)

Newell Brands shares eye worst day since January | Financial Times

Newell Brands, the maker of Rubbermaid plastic containers and Sharpie markers, was the biggest decliner on the S&P 500 on Monday, on track for its …

Tariffs

Plane crashes in Santa Ana parking lot

A plane has crashed in a parking lot in the city of Santa Ana, the Orange County Fire Authority reports.<p>PLANE DOWN-SANTA ANA- OCFA and Costa Mesa …

Orange County

Station Square Changes, Pirates' Big Trades & More: Weekly Wrap

The top news posts of the week are presented here in a convenient linkable format.<p>PITTSBURGH, PA - More than four decades ago, the Pittsburgh History …

Lake Erie