Build-a-Bear Workshop expands to Turkey

St. Louis - Build-A-Bear Workshop has reached an agreement with Horizon Toy Company of Turkey as a new international franchisee. The first Build-A-Bear Workshop store in Turkey is expected to open in Mall of Istanbul in June 2014.

With the store opening in Turkey, Build-A-Bear Workshop will now operate in 15 countries through franchisees. Those countries include Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Norway, Oman, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand and United Arab Emirates.

“We will continue to expand the Build-A-Bear brand globally and are eager to introduce our concept to Turkey,” said CEO Sharon John. “Our international growth demonstrates the expandability of the brand across cultures and geographies. We are excited about our relationship with Horizon Toy Company and look forward to working with these highly experienced franchisee partners.”

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