Tag Archives: Toys “R” Us

Objections to Wal-Mart’s Price Comparison Ads

We know that Wal-Mart is already the most dominant retailer on the planet. So, competitors get particularly upset when they believe that Wal-Mart is involved with unfair trade practices. A case in point is Wal-Mart’s recent use of price comparison … Continue reading

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Toys “R: Us: Expanding in China

U.S.-based Toys “R” Us has been active globally for decades. It currently has stores in about 35 countries and jurisdictions. Now, it has decided to make a bigger push in China, the world’s largest country. As Laurie Burkitt and Ann Zimmerman … Continue reading

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Retailers Retooling Holiday Layaway Plans for 2012

Retailers are expecting (hoping?) for a better 2012 holiday season after a slow several years. They are planning for post-recession shopping behavior. According to Alec Foege, writing for JWT Intelligence: “Back in 2009, Kmart and Sears revived the old Christmas layaway concept, … Continue reading

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