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Toys "R" Us, Inc. is one of the highest retailers of baby products and toys with more than 1,400 toy and baby specialty stores worldwide. The company sells merchandise through 587 toy stores in the U.S. and nearly 650 international toy stores, including licensed and franchise stores, as well as through its Internet site at www.toysrus.com.
Babies "R" Us is the largest baby product specialty store chain in the world and a leader in the juvenile industry, and sells merchandise through 232 stores in the U.S. as well as on the Internet at www.babiesrus.com.
Toys "R" Us, Inc. operated as a public company from 1978 until July 2005. At that time, an investment group consisting of affiliates of Bain Capital Partners LLC, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), and Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) completed an acquisition of Toys "R" Us, Inc. for $6.6 billion. The acquisition encompassed all worldwide operations of Toys "R" Us, Inc., including the Toys "R" Us and Babies "R" Us businesses. With the completion of this transaction, each of the investors owns an equal stake in Toys "R" Us, Inc. Toys "R" Us, Inc. Headquarters One Geoffrey Way Wayne, New Jersey 07470-2030 Main Number: 973-617-3500 www.toysrusinc.com Toys "R" Us, Inc. currently operates the following divisions: Toys "R" Us, U.S. Toys "R" Us, International Babies "R" Us Toysrus.com Toys "R" Us, U.S.
For almost 60 years, Toys "R" Us has been a favorite destination for kids and grown-ups alike with its impressive assortment of toys, games, sporting goods, electronics, software, baby products, children's apparel and juvenile furniture. With 587 stores throughout the United States, Toys "R" Us offers an unparalleled selection of new toys, old favorites, Toys "R" Us exclusives and many other great values under one roof. With experienced and toy-trained staff members always ready to help customers, Toys "R" Us is THE authority when it comes to finding the perfect toy. For nearly five years, Toys "R" Us Times Square, the company's international flagship store, has delighted customers from around the globe as one of New York City's top tourist destinations. Featuring a 60-foot Ferris Wheel, a 20-foot animatronic T-REX dinosaur and a life-sized Barbie dollhouse, the world's largest toy store showcases spectacular special attractions and an unrivaled toy shopping experience.
Toys "R" Us, International With nearly 650 Toys "R" Us and almost 20 Babies "R" Us stores in 31 countries outside of the United States, Toys "R" Us, Inc. is a company that has successfully translated its business abroad. Since joining the international scene in 1984 with stores in Canada and Singapore, Toys "R" Us, International has become a worldwide toy phenomenon, embodying the same customer philosophy of quality, value and selection under one roof that resonates with parents around the globe. In 1992, President George H. Bush christened the premiere Toys "R" Us store in Japan. Today, Toys "R" Us celebrates more than 20 years as the international toy authority and will hit an exciting milestone in 2006 as the company commemorates its fifteenth year in Japan with 148 Toys "R" Us and 17 Babies "R" Us stores in that country.
Babies "R" Us Babies "R" Us is the nation's premier baby products retailer and specialty store chain and a leader in the juvenile industry. Since opening its first store in Westbury, NY in early 1996, the company has since grown to 232 locations nationwide. Babies "R" Us features a wide selection of products for newborns and infants, including cribs and furniture, car seats, strollers, formula, diapers, bedding, clothing for preemies through size 48 months, toys, and plenty of unique gift ideas. Babies "R" Us also offers a convenient online and in-store baby registry that eliminates guesswork and geographic barriers from gift-buying so friends and relatives can easily go to any store location or www.babiesrus.com to select, buy and send the right gift directly to the expectant parents.
Toysrus.com is one of the leading online stores for toys, video games and merchandise for babies providing moms, dads and other toy-buying adults access to the world's largest toy store at their fingertips. Today, Toys "R" Us, Inc. online stores include: www.babiesrus.com, offering a wide selection of baby products and supplies and an online baby registry; www.imaginarium.com, featuring a variety of learning and educational toys; www.sportsrus.com, one of the widest selections of youth sporting equipment, apparel and memorabilia; and www.personalizedbyrus.com, personalized gifts for the whole family ranging from stuffed animals and baby gifts to clothing and home décor.