Mega toy retailer Toys ‘R’ Us enjoyed a 4.6% sales increase in comparable store sales this December in the US, while locations in the international division saw a 1.1% increase.
This marks the fourth consecutive year the company has delivered positive December results in its domestic sales. The international results reflect strength in markets in the UK and Canada and a decline in Japan.
The domestic division’s comparable store sales for the nine-week 2009 holiday season increased by 3.9%, while comparable store sales during the nine-week holiday season on the international front decreased by 0.7%. Sales indicated that traditional toy categories were relatively strong, while video game systems and related products were relatively weak.