Toys R Us

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Mattel company logo. Photograph: Reuters/Stephanie Keith

Shares of Mattel fell to their lowest since the 2008 financial crisis on Friday after the Barbie maker suspended its dividend and warned it would miss(...)

Fashion tops the list of online purchases, at 59 per cent, followed by electrical goods on 39 per cent and books and stationery at 38 per cent. Photograph: Eva Katalin Kondoros/iStock

Are we facing into a retail apocalypse? The US certainly seems to be; over the past 15 years, close to half a million jobs have been lost in departmen(...)

Fidget spinners are wholesaling from Chinese factories for as little as 50 US cent. Photograph: Reuters

When Ryan Weaver was laid off from his job on an Alaskan oil rig last year, he says he turned to God to give him “just one idea” to pay off the $160,0(...)

The Smyths finely-tuned, volume driven, out-of-town operating model is tailored towards convenience for parents

A weeping horde of confused and terrified parents will stumble into Smyths Toys stores across Ireland and the UK this weekend searching in vain for a (...)

A 2014 report on the future of Ireland’s digital shopping by UPC estimated that consumers would spend close to €6 billion online that year. It was predicted that this figure would rise to €12.7 billion by 2020 A 2014 report on the future of Ireland’s digital shopping by UPC estimated that consumers would spend close to €6 billion online that year. It was predicted that this figure would rise to €12.7 billion by 2020

Earlier this year, it was announced that Toys R Us was closing the two outlets it had in Ireland after only six months. It may have come as news to (...)

Toys R Us plans to open  10 outlets in Ireland

The Irish property investment company, Green REIT, yesterday announced that Toys R Us has leased the remaining vacant shops at Westend Retail Park in (...)

A lot of tweens appear older than their age now – ‘they dress like older children and are all dolled up’ – and as a result there is a tendency for adults to overestimate their maturity. Photograph: Thinkstock

A new partnership between the world’s largest dedicated toy retailer and a popular jewellery and accessories chain is a telling reflection of the chan(...)

At PayPal parent eBay’s analyst day today, analysts are likely to seek core details about fees MasterCard, and possibly Visa, plan to ch(...)

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