Target announced that it plans to just about triple the variety of Disney retailers inside its shops by the top of 12 months in an effort to assist drive foot site visitors as the vacation season approaches. The nationwide retailer, which has about 1,900 shops within the U.S., started opening Disney retailers in choose areas in 2019. With the enlargement, greater than 160 Goal shops will promote Disney-themed merchandise at Goal’s mini Disney retailers. Goal additionally stated it can proceed to develop its devoted on-line Disney expertise for followers searching for toys and video games from the most well liked properties.
Together with Disney, Goal stated it can staff up with well-known toy retailer FAO Schwarz for the second 12 months in a row. It is going to have an unique, 70-piece toy assortment with FAO Schwarz, together with objects from Barbie and Paw Patrol. It is going to even have a pop-up store within FAO Schwarz’s flagship retailer in New York Metropolis.
Whole Retail’s Take: Goal’s enlargement of Disney retailers comes forward of the vacation season, a key time for toy gross sales. It isn’t shocking to see Goal make investments additional into the product vertical. Toys have been a development class for Goal and continued to point out momentum in its second quarter, which ended July 31. It isn’t the one retailer making ready for an inflow of toy consumers this coming vacation season: Macy’s introduced final week that it struck a deal with Toys R Us to open retailers within greater than 400 of the division retailer chain’s areas and on-line. A bigger assortment of Toys R Us merchandise is now obtainable on Macy’s web site.