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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

NEW YORK - If parents haven't gotten their hands on some of this season's hot holiday toys by now, they may have to give their children an IOU slip under the tree.

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
KB Toys seeks Chapter 11 protection

PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- KB Toys Inc. filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, blaming a fierce holiday price war in toys. The privately held retailer had stiff competition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/15/bus_401050.shtml
Business
Biz bits

...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
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
Metro
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
Goody's goes private with completion of tender offer

...records, and I am confident we are leaving our franchise in good hands." Prentice Capital Management recently acquired KB Toys Inc., the financially troubled Massachusetts-based toy store chain, and provided restructuring financing to Whitehall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/28/bus_36391.shtml
Business