Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Gerard Storch will remain chairman of the board.
Gerard Storch, Chief Executive Officer of Toys “R” Us, will resign from that post but remain chairman of the board, the company announced Wednesday. Storch, 56, joined the 60-year-old Wayne-based company seven years ago following its acquisition by a new group of investors as the company entered into a new period of growth. “Jerry has done an exceptional job in rebuilding the company, while successfully leading it through an extremely difficult global economic environment,” the company said in a press release. “We are grateful for his leadership over the past seven years and for the strong foundation he has built for the future.” Storch said he is “incredibly proud” of what he and company were able to accomplish together. “The Toys “R” Us …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Governor, first lady 'grateful' for donation to help families rebuild their lives.
The Toys R Us Children’s Fund has donated $1 million to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie created the fund to aid families in the wake of the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012. "Hurricane Sandy brought unimaginable damage to our state, and the need for assistance in rebuilding lives is tremendous," Mary Pat Christie said in a statement. “We are so grateful to Toys R Us for its ongoing commitment to New Jersey and for this generous donation that will help families in so many communities devastated by the storm.” Based in Wayne, Toys R Us employs more than 4,000 people in New Jersey. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@…
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Clothing store will open at midnight Friday and the toy store's doors will swing open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday shopping season.
A few stores will open early on Black Friday so residents can get a jump on their holiday shopping. Kohl’s on Route 23 North will open at midnight on Friday, Nov. 23. The store will offer several specials and sales to kick off the holiday shopping season. Toys “R” Us near the Wayne Hills Mall will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. A few dozen people lined up in front of the store last year to purchase toys and get in on sales as early as possible. The Willowbrook Mall will also open early, midnight on Friday, to give shoppers an opportunity to start their holiday shopping as early as possible. — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to …
Monday, November 19, 2012
Here is a sample of what you may find this on Wayne Patch this week.
Here is a sample of some of the stories we’re working on at Wayne Patch this week: — Have a question or news tip? Contact editor Daniel Hubbard at Daniel.Hubbard@patch.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter. For news straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Move comes weeks after Wayne-based company announced it would wave layaway fee.
Toys R Us is gearing up for the holiday shopping season by hiring 45,000 seasonal employees nationwide, CNN.com reported Monday. The website said that the number of workers it will hire is 5,000 more than were hired last year. The Wayne-based retail company announced the initiative on Monday. The initiative is the latest in a series of seasonal strategies the international company is employing this year. These include the publishing of a Hot Toy list and reservation program. The company has also waived the customary $5 fee on layaway orders placed in stores through Oct. 31. Participants have until Dec. 16 to pay for their purchases. All toys at Toys R Us stores and most items at Babies R Us stores are eligible to be placed on layaway. — …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Customers will not be charged $5 fee on orders placed before Oct. 31.
Toys “R” Us is waving its upfront $5 service fee for all layaway orders placed in stores through Oct. 31. The company announced the move on Monday. The company touts the move as giving shoppers flexibility in making payments on purchases for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Participants will have until Dec. 16 to pay off their purchases. “We continue to look for ways to help our customers stretch their budgets, and by taking advantage of this free layaway option, they can make a series of small payments over time, as they begin to think about what might be on their children’s holiday wish lists,” Troy Rice, executive vice president of stores and services for Toys “R” Us, said in a statement. All toys at Toys “R” Us stores and most …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
National partnership, now in its second year, raised more than $1.5 million to help find a cure for childhood cancers. Residents can donate at stores or online.
Toys R Us announced Wednesday it is raising money this summer for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) with a program called Help Fight Childhood Cancer, One Cup at a Time. ALSF is a national non-profit organization inspired by 8-year-old Alexandra Scott, who died of cancer in August 2004. She hosted lemonade stands in her front yard to raise money for children with cancer while she was battling the disease herself. Her parents founded ALSF in honor in 2005. The organization raises money for pediatric cancer research and provides children who have been diagnosed with cancer the support they need. To date, the organization has received more than $50 million in donations. From June 1 to July 31, residents can visit a local Toys R Us …