New York, 13 March 2018,
Toys “R” Us Inc doesn’t sell the most toys in the US — that distinction goes to Walmart Inc — but it has remained a key proving ground for kids’ gadgets, games and other playthings.
And that may be the biggest blow to the toy industry if the retailer moves ahead with a liquidation of its US operations, a prospect that became more likely this week.
Toys ‘R’ Us is still the place where up-and-coming products get discovered. The retailer devotes so much of its space to toys — rather than the few aisles at Walmart and Target Corp — it can take chances on new items and smaller suppliers. In many cases, a product is tested at Toys ‘R’ Us for a season, and then added to one of the mass-market chains.
Full Article : https://themalaysianreserve.com/2018/03/12/toys-r-us-liquidation-threatens-to-curb-toymakers-innovation/
Source : Malaysian Reserve