There’s a New Plush in Town

Mike Derse Franchise News, Franchising

DEVENS, Massachusetts. It’s a unique time to own a toy store. Few recall Beanie Babies as vividly as Steve Kessel, former owner of the Learning Express toy store in Saugus, MA and now Regional Owner and Developer for the franchise brand. He was, after all, the chain’s number one retailer of the fuzzy collectibles that fetched prices far in excess …

Learning Express Finalizes Locations for 2020 & 2021 Conventions

Mike Derse Convention, Franchising

DEVENS, Massachusetts. Learning Express Toys hosts their 23rd Annual Convention and Vendor Expo June 22-25, 2020 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL. The 24th Annual Convention will be held at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton in Hollywood, FL from June 27-30, 2021. Every June, in a different US city, Learning Express Toys …


The Learning Express Story

Mike Derse Franchising, Toy Industry

by Sharon DiMinico People ask me all the time how I got into the toy business so I thought I’d write an abbreviated version of my journey. It’s probably a familiar story for many business owners, but here goes…. The Start My dad was an entrepreneur. I vividly remember his stories at the dinner table about the many projects he …

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Learning Express College Station Airs Local Commercial

Jon Monahan Franchise News, Franchising, Local Franchise News Article, Marketing Programs, Owner Spotlight

COLLEGE STATION, Texas. Recently, Bridget Mais, Owner of Learning Express Toys of College Station, starred in a local commercial highlighting the In-Store Experience that Learning Express offers children and parents. To view the segment and stay up-to-date on College Station’s activities, click the link below: Learning Express Toys College Station Commercial


Learning Express Prepares for 2019 Convention

Jon Monahan Convention, Franchising

DEVENS, Massachusetts. Learning Express Toys hosts their 22nd Annual Convention and Vendor Expo June 23-26 at The Roosevelt, New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel , in New Orleans, LA. The theme for this year’s Convention is, “Unmask Your Store’s Potential”! Learning Express stakeholders are committed to creating a successful business environment, while providing their customers with a fun, engaging shopping …

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Learning Express Collegeville Holds Grand Reopening

Jon Monahan Franchising, Local Franchise News Article

COLLEGEVILLE, Pennsylvania. Caroline Brant, Learning Express Toys’ newest Franchisee, held a Grand Reopening for her Collegeville, PA store. “This store has been returned to greatness,” said Steve Kessel, Regional Developer, Learning Express Toys To read the article on Patch-Lower Providence, click the link below: Learning Express Toys Of Collegeville Holding Grand Reopening