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Toys ‘R’ Us holiday sales increase 4.6% State-side

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.
January 7, 2010

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.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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