After a soft gaming sector contributed to third quarter losses last year, Toys ‘R’ Us is reporting a comparable store sales increase of 1.2% for the month of December across its US locations.
The company’s core toy and learning toy categories continued to sell well, generating the strongest comparable store net sales growth, but the entertainment category (which includes video game software and hardware) experienced the weakest growth.
The decision to open fewer Toys ’R’ Us Express pop-up stores over the holidays contributed to TRU marking a total sales decrease of 1.2% for the domestic segment in December.
International total sales rose 5.1%, propelled by the company’s recent acquisitions in China and Southeast Asia. But comparable store sales in the international segment decreased by 1.4%.