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Thursday, August 12, 2004

WalMart 1, Toys (backwards R) Us 0:

Toys "R" Us Inc., battered by price wars from discounters, particularly Wal-Mart, is considering getting out of the toy business.


The $11.6 billion company is also pursuing a possible spinoff of its fast-growing Babies "R" Us, whose 200 stores sell furniture, including cribs and bedding, as well as accessories. The company will begin operating the toy and baby business as separate entities in the meantime.

This should have happened a long time ago. Discount chains like Wal-Mart and Target have more buying power than Toys (backwards R) Us, and usually a better selection (at least in my experience. Anyway, if you're looking for discount toys, buying online through retailers like Amazon (who has their own pissing contest with Toys (backwards R) Us) is the way to go.

As far as a baby product retailer, no one has surpassed Babies (backwards R) Us... yet.


.: posted by Dave 8:22 AM

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