Toys “R” Us, Inc. is an American toy and juvenile-products retailer founded in 1948 and headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey. The company operates more than 893 Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores in the United States, more than 730 international stores and over 205 licensed stores in 36 countries and jurisdictions.
In addition, it exclusively operates the FAO Schwarz brand and its flagship location in New York City. It also operates a portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com, and FAO.com
In addition to its expansion in the United States, Toys “R” Us launched a worldwide presence in 1984 when the company opened its first international wholly owned store in Canada (70 stores headquartered in Concord, Ontario) and licensed operation in Singapore. Toys “R” Us, International operates more than 600 international stores and over 140 licensed stores in 35 countries and jurisdictions outside the United States, including Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Germany (60), Switzerland (7), Austria (14), Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom, among others. The company continues to grow internationally, and made its most recent entry into a new market in October 2011 when it opened its first licensed location in Poland (Blue City).
In 2009, Toys “R” Us purchased remaining shares of Toys “R” Us, Japan from McDonald’s Holdings Co., increasing its ownership from approximately 62% to slightly over 90%.