Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is an American retailer headquartered in Overland, Missouri, that sells teddy bears and different stuffed animals. Clients undergo an interactive course of during which the stuffed animal of their selection is assembled and customised throughout their go to to the shop, and is the most important chain that operates on this model. The corporate has been acclaimed for the standard of its working atmosphere, particularly as a office for youngsters.
The corporate’s motto is “Where Best Friends Are Made”.
Build-A-Bear Workshop was based by Maxine Clark in 1997, with its first retailer within the Saint Louis Galleria. By 2007, the shop had bought over 50 million bears and had over four hundred shops in operation worldwide in Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Eire, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Norway, Oman, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom.
In 2006, the corporate acquired The Bear Factory from Hamleys and commenced working in its flagship retailer in London.