Monthly Archive: March 2018

Reflecting on Charles Lazarus and Toys R Us

It was with sadness that we heard yesterday about the death, at age 94, of Toys R Us founder Charles Lazarus, ironically a week after the company announced plans to liquidate. He stepped down as Chairman-CEO in 1994, but had retained the title of Chairman Emeritus. According to the New York Times, he visited TRU’s headquarters as recently as last


There’s an Opportunity Out There for Someone

With reporting by Mark Seavy By the time Toys R Us sought bankruptcy court approval early Thursday morning “to begin the process of conducting an orderly wind-down of its U.S. business and liquidation of inventory in all 735 of the Company’s U.S. stores,” many in the licensing industry were well into the process of trying to figure out how they’re