China and Southeast Asia
Toys“R”Us, China and Southeast Asia
Founded: 1984 (Singapore)
Headquarters: Hong Kong
First Store Opened: Singapore (1984), Hong Kong (1986), Malaysia (1988), Taiwan (1988), Macau (2005), Thailand (2005), China (2006) and Brunei (2011)
Store Locations: More than 120 Toys“R”Us and Side-by-Side stores, combining toys and baby products under one roof
e-commerce Operations Established: 2012 (China)
Number of Employees: Approximately 2,500
Toys“R”Us, Inc. opened its first international stores in 1984, including a licensed location in Singapore. Since then, the company has continued to expand aggressively in China and Southeast Asia, opening more store locations with respected business partners through licensing agreements. In 2011, Toys“R”Us, Inc. formed a joint venture with Li and Fung Retailing for its businesses in China and Southeast Asia, and at that time, stores in Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand became wholly owned operations of Toys“R”Us, Inc.
Shoppers visiting Toys“R”Us stores in China and Southeast Asia will discover toys and baby products from well-known local brands, such as Auldey in China and Swaveboard in Singapore, as well as global toy manufacturers like Mattel and Hasbro for items like Macau-themed Monopoly. In these markets, Toys“R”Us is also a leader in offering a broad assortment of learning toys. Toys“R”Us stores in celebrate a variety of holidays by country, including “Children’s Day,” Chinese New Year, Christmas and others.
Toys“R”Us, China launched a dedicated e-commerce site at Toysrus.com.cn in 2012, and customers can find out more about the products they’ll see in stores in Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong by visiting their respective websites – Toysrus.com.tw, Toysrus.com.sg, Toysrus.com.my and Toysrus.com.hk.
For more information, please click here for a list of store locations in China and Southeast Asia.