Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Retailers scramble for toy sales without Toys ‘R’ Us

Boston Herald
It’s shaping up to be a rock ’em sock ’em holiday in the nation’s toy aisles.

The liquidation of Toys ‘R’ Us has retailers on every front fighting for customers. They have added inventory, beefed up their websites and scheduled special in-store playtime events for kids.

The gloves are off among the surviving Big 3 toy sellers. Target has nearly doubled its merchandise from last year. Walmart is pumping up its stock by 30 percent in stores and 40 percent online. Amazon is expected to print its first toy catalog and market heavily to convert current non-Prime members.. . . more