New York — WHP Global, parent company of Toys”R”Us®, is gearing up for the grand opening of a new two-story Toys”R”Us flagship store inside American Dream, the unmatched entertainment/retail center in Bergen County, N.J.
The first U.S. Toys”R”Us flagship store will feature a modern two-level retail concept that spans 20,000 square feet. The flagship will be reminiscent of the beloved toy store customers know and love, with interactive experiences and product demonstrations, and new branded elements like Geoffrey’s Café and ice cream parlor, two-story slide and more. Located within steps of Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park and DreamWorks Water Park, the new flagship is at the epicenter of American Dream’s premier entertainment, shopping and dining experiences.
“American Dream is a one-of-a-kind unrivaled retail center featuring massive entertainment experiences that make it an ideal destination for families. Debuting our first Toys”R”Us flagship here is a no-brainer,” says Yehuda Shmidman, chairman and CEO of WHP Global and Toys”R”Us. “The Toy”R”Us brand is big and growing fast. Today we have over 900 stores and e-commerce sites operating across 25 countries outside the USA, and now our USA expansion plans are in high gear, propelling us into the next chapter of growth for our global brand.”
Opening mid-December, just in time for the 2021 holiday shopping season, the Toys”R”Us flagship at American Dream marks the return of the first standalone flagship store of the iconic and beloved toy brand in the U.S. This comes on the heels of Toys”R”Us opening its digital flagship store this year together with Macy’s and with over 400 Toys”R”Us shop-in-shops slated to open inside Macy’s stores nationwide starting in 2022.
American Dream, developed by Triple Five Group, is an unparalleled mix of world-class entertainment, retail and dining, comprising more than 3 million square feet just minutes away from New York City in East Rutherford, N.J. For more information, visit www.americandream.com.
WHP Global is a leading New York-based firm that acquires global consumer brands and invests in high-growth distribution channels including digital commerce platforms and global expansion. WHP owns ANNE KLEIN®, JOSEPH ABBOUD®, JOE’S JEANS®, WILLIAM RAST®, LOTTO®, TOYS”R”US®, BABIES”R”US®, Geoffrey® the Giraffe and more than 20 additional consumer brands in the toy and baby categories. For more information, visit www.whp-global.com.
SOURCE: WHP Global; American Dream