As of Jul 29, 2017, the company operated 1,697 stores globally, including 885 stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico, 812 stores in 17 countries internationally, as well as 257 licensed stores worldwide. Included in the domestic store count are: 357 traditional toy stores; 223 Baby stores; 212 Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us side-by-side stores (SBS); 50 outlet stores; and 43 permanent Express stores. Internationally, the 812 stores include: 575 traditional toy stores; 12 Baby stores; 209 SBS stores; and 16 permanent Express stores.
In fiscal 2016, the company opened 29 and closed 16 stores domestically, while opening 73 and closing 17 stores internationally. The company opened 6 net domestic stores in the first quarter of fiscal 2017. On Sep 18, 2017, the company filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
At year-end, the company owned 352 stores (274 in the US), leased 1,101 stores (393 in the US) and ground leased 238 stores (212 in the US).
The company operates stores in multiple formats: Traditional toy stores, which typically range in size from 20,000 to 50,000 square feet and devote approximately 5,000 sq ft to boutique areas for baby products; Baby stores, which typically range in size from 30,000 to 55,000 square feet and devote approximately 3,000 sq ft to traditional toy products; SBS stores, which typically range in size from 30,000 to 70,000 square feet and devote approximately 20,000 to 40,000 sq ft to traditional toy products and approximately 10,000 to 30,000 sq ft to baby products; and Express stores, which typically range in size from 2,000 to 7,000 square feet and many of which are seasonal stores typically open during the winter holidays, and usually have a cumulative lease term of at least two years.
|Total gross square feet (M)||56,000||56,000||56,000||57,429||56,039||55,204|
|Total gross square feet growth||0.0%||0.0%||-2.5%||1.9%||1.5%||0.1%|
|Avg store gross sq ft||33,000||33,100||34,500||35,800||35,500||35,800|
|Avg store gross sq ft growth||-3.3%||-4.1%||-3.7%||0.3%||-0.9%||-2.4%|