US: Toys R Us to open eight new stores

The retailer will also renovate 13 of its existing stores this year.
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By the end of 2012 Toys R Us will have opened eight new locations and renovated 13 stores in the US.

Those 21 stores will all be 'Side-by-Side' shops - Toys R Us stores which also incorporate the retailers Babies R Us brand.

Once work is complete, Toys R Us will have 204 Side-by-Side shops in the US, accounting for close to 25 per cent of its store portfolio in the 'States. The integrated store formats range in size from approximately 30,000 square-feet to 70,000 square-feet.

Stores began opening this year in March and will continue opening through to November in time for the Christmas shopping season.

"The integrated store format provides exceptional shopping convenience for time-strapped parents, offering a broad selection of toys and juvenile products," said Toys R Us in a statement.

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