Wayne, N.J. Toys “R” Us announced that same-stores sales increased 4.6% in December in its domestic division, while the international division reported a same-store sales increase of 1.1%.
In a press release, the company said it was the fourth consecutive year it has delivered positive December results in its domestic division. Sales trends were relatively similar across all regions of the country. International results varied by country, with relative strength in the United Kingdom and Canada offset by declines primarily in Japan.
“We are very pleased with our December results, which reflect the successful execution of our overall strategy for the holiday selling period,” said Jerry Storch, chairman and CEO, Toys “R” Us. “Taken in combination with the continuing good performance of our toy and baby integration strategy, we look forward to the future and the many opportunities that lie ahead as we continue to position the company for long-term growth.”