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...have eight service bays, is expected to open in March. BRIEFLY Toy store files for bankruptcy SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - KB Toys Inc. on Wednesday filed for bankruptcy protection and announced it will close up to 500 stores and cut its work force...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/15/bus_401047.shtml
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...market for Queensborough National Bank & Trust Co. KB Toys hits bottom right before holidays HACKENSACK, N.J. --- KB Toys Inc., a once-thriving toy seller that has been in failing financial health for the past decade, declared "game over...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/12/bus_503606.shtml
Business
Parents plot their holiday shopping strategies

...there's an added wrinkle to the chase," said David Novitsky, vice president and divisional merchandising manager at KB Toys Inc. Mattel's Barbie as Rapunzel, which reached stores in September, is expected to be this year's hottest toy overall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/29/bus_361125.shtml
Business
Retailers hope for summer movie blockbusters

...religious and art books. "Last year, it was all about 'Star Wars,'" said Ernie Speranza, chief marketing officer at KB Toys Inc. This summer, he's betting that three movies - "Cars," "Superman" and the "Pirates" movie - "will be better...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/15/bus_81066.shtml
Business
Retailers hunt post-holiday sales with slashed prices

...stores such as Coach Inc., Target Corp., and American Eagle Outfitters Inc. rolled out some spring merchandise while KB Toys Inc. was pushing new versions of Barbie and the funky Bratz dolls. Consumer electronic chains such as Best Buy Co. Inc...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/27/liv_36123.shtml
Life & style
Stores depend more on procrastinators

...expected redeem their gift cards next week, that could boost December sales by 0.75 percentage point. Stores such as KB Toys Inc. and Coach Inc. will be showcasing some new merchandise after Christmas for shoppers who will redeem their gift cards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/26/bus_35870.shtml
Business
Hot toys getting scarce on retailers' shelves

...few years, there isn't one must-have holiday hit. But toy sellers such as Toys R Us, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and KB Toys Inc., report that they have been pleased with sales, fueled by strong demand across all toy categories, particularly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/15/bus_33002.shtml
Business
Barbie's makeover tries to reverse slide

...good, but it has not been off the charts," said John Reilly, spokesman for Pittsfield, Mass.-based retail chain KB Toys Inc. Other new products that Mattel hopes will attract older girls include the Fashion Fever Barbie line and her runway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/23/bus_435256.shtml
Business
Some toy makers aim to stand their ground with Wal-Mart on price issue

...The price wars contributed to the bankruptcies last holiday season of FAO Inc., owner of the famed FAO Schwarz, and KB Toys Inc., which plans to close nearly a third of its stores. "Whether it is exclusive launches or controlled product shipments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/02/13/bus_404415.shtml
Business
Getting tickled

...this one is even more incredible," Mr. Friedman said. "You really have to see it to believe it." Executives at KB Toys Inc. and Toys R Us Inc. said pre-orders for the toy, which retails for $39.99, have exceeded expectations.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/20/met_97378.shtml
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