By Lisa Johnston
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Wayne, N.J. — Toys“R”Us plans to bring in 45,000 seasonal workers for the holiday period, on par with last year’s hires.
“With traffic in our stores and on our e-commerce site peaking in the weeks leading up to Christmas, our expanded holiday workforce plays a vital role in delivering exceptional customer service and providing memorable shopping experiences,” the No. 1 playthings chain said in a statement.
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Wayne, N.J. — Toys“R”Us will roll out dedicated tablet shops to all 600-plus U.S. locations this fall as part of a store-wide department shift.
The new tablet sections, to be located in the front left corner of the stores, will be 32 feet long and feature 25 live display models.
The retailer has also added a tablet-specific website tied to both the toy chain and Babies “R” Us.
Some of the app improvements include allowing customers to buy online, utilize in-store pickup and ship to store from their mobile device. Customers will now have a unified shopping cart for both the Babies and Toys stores.