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First Turkey store is expected to open in Mall of Istanbul in June 2014.

Build-a-Bear Workshop expands to Turkey

Build-A-Bear Workshop has signed a deal with Horizon Toy Company of Turkey to open a store in Turkey.

Turkey’s first Build-A-Bear Workshop store is expected to open in Mall of Istanbul in June 2014.

“We will continue to expand the Build-A-Bear brand globally and are eager to introduce our concept to Turkey,” said chief executive officer, Sharon John.

“Our international growth demonstrates the expandability of the brand across cultures and geographies.

"We are excited about our relationship with Horizon Toy Company and look forward to working with these highly experienced franchisee partners.”

This new opening means Build-A-Bear Workshop will now operate in 15 countries through franchisees.

Those countries include Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Norway, Oman, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates.

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