UPDATE 1-Toys R Us to double US store print for holiday season

* To open 600 new Toys”R”Us Express stores

* Store openings to create about 10,000 jobs

Sept 9 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. retailer Toys R Us, which has filed
for an initial public offering, said it plans to open about 600
temporary stores in malls and shopping centers nationwide,
doubling the number of store locations for the holiday season.

The world’s largest dedicated toy retailer, which currently
has 587 full-size Toys”R”Us stores in the United States, said
the Toys”R”Us Express store openings will create about 10,000
jobs.

The Wayne, New Jersey-based company said the new locations
— 300 of which are already in operation — began opening in
June, and will continue to open through early November.

“Similar to last year, the company will look for
opportunities to keep select stores open following the holiday
season,” it said in a statement.

Apart from the United States, Toys R Us currently sells its
products in more than 510 international stores and 200 licensed
stores in 33 countries.
(Reporting by Mihir Dalal in Bangalore; Editing by Maju
Samuel)

UPDATE 1-Toys R Us to double US store print for holiday season