Amazon Might Move Into Toys R Us Locations

It's considering buying some of the stores to showcase its own products
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2018 6:15 PM CDT
Amazon Might Buy Some Toys R Us Locations
This is a Toys R Us store in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Amazon might buy some Toys R Us stores—but if you've been waxing nostalgic and bemoaning the impending death of the iconic toy chain, don't get excited. Amazon isn't looking to continue the Toys R Us brand, it's just interested in the vacant retail space, sources tell Bloomberg. If the plan comes to pass, Amazon would use the former Toys R Us locations to showcase its own products, mainly the Echo line of devices. The stores could also feature other inventory or be used to stage grocery delivery from Amazon-owned Whole Foods. No one from Toys R Us or Amazon has commented. (More Toys 'R' Us stories.)

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