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Walmart, Target, Kohl’s see the light at the end of Toys R Us’ tunnel

June 4, 2018

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Retailers are already preparing for the disappearance of Toys R Us from the market.

Since the toy retailer filed for bankruptcy last fall, media and analysts have speculated on who might grab Toys R Us’ market share should it close stores or fail altogether. Now many are making plans to push deeper into the category as the 70-year old toy retailer winds down.

Walmart, which is often credited with being among Toys R Us’ killers, said last week it plans to expand toy offerings. Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S. said Wednesday in a Q&A with reporters that the retail giant is planning for “a big toy market this year.”

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