Toys 'R' Us' Marketing Techniques
A 12 page research paper examining the recent fortunes of Toys R Us, the largest retailer of toys for kids of all ages, but mostly for the shorter ones. Considered 'unstoppable' throughout the 1980's, mass merchandisers, particularly Wal-Mart, stopped them very effectively in the early 1990's by using low-priced toys to attract more customers to their stores. Toys R Us has taken a hard look at their no-frills warehouse appearance and has decided to change it in hopes of making their stores fun places to be: if customers spend more time there, they'll spend more money, too. Nine references cited.