Learning Express Brookfield Offers Lively Customer Experience

Jon Monahan Local Franchise News Article, Owner Spotlight

BROOKFIELD, Wisconsin. Mary Lewis, owner of Learning Express Toys of Brookfield, WI, demonstrated to local FOX affiliate her upbeat in-store experience in a recent televised feature. “At Learning Express Toys, we aim to provide our customers with a lively, interactive shopping experience that delights the young and the young at heart,” she said. To view the several televised segments and …

Founder & CEO Discusses Toys “R” Us Bankruptcy and Why Local Toy Stores are Here to Stay

Jon Monahan Toy Industry

DEVENS, Massachusetts. The hard lesson to be learned from the Toys “R” Us’ bankruptcy and now liquidation, for all those fast-growing businesses that dream of going public or aggressively expanding using private equity is “Beware!” Hind-sight is always 20/20, but had Toys “R” Us taken a more conservative growth path, and invested their profits in developing a knowledgeable sales force, …

Founder & CEO Explains Why Local Toy Stores Are Thriving

Jon Monahan Toy Industry

DEVENS, Massachusetts. New Orleans ABC affiliate, WGNO, recently interviewed Learning Express Toys CEO & Founder, Sharon DiMinico. In the interview, DiMinico discussed her company’s unique in-store experience that keeps customers coming through the door in an ever-increasing digital age. “We have been able to withstand the growth of Amazon and Walmart,” DiMinico said. “We’ve coexisted with Toys ‘R’ Us for …

Cary Store Owner Talks In-Store Experience

Jon Monahan Local Franchise News Article, Owner Spotlight, Toy Industry

CARY, North Carolina. William Meredith, owner of five Learning Express franchises in the Raleigh, NC Metro Area, was recently interviewed on local television channel WRAL. In the interview, Meredith described the importance of in-store customer experience. “The in-store experience is what we are trying to do really well with,” he said. To read the article and see the entire segment …

Wilmington Store Ready to Serve New Customers

Jon Monahan Local Franchise News Article, Owner Spotlight, Toy Industry

WILMINGTON, North Carolina. Mark Fair, owner of Learning Express Toys of Wilmington, NC, was recently interviewed by local NBC Network affiliate WECT. In the interview, Fair described how all Learning Express Toys franchises are ready to welcome the Toys “R” Us customer base. “We offer a great in-store experience,” he said. “We offer a place where people can come play …

Learning Express Home Office Buying Team Featured In Toy Association’s Toy Fair Recap

Jon Monahan Toy Fair, Toy Industry

NEW YORK, New York. Lisa Visco, Vice President of Merchandising at Learning Express Toys, was quoted in the Toy Association’s recap of Toy Fair 2018. Lisa remarked on the innovative new products she saw from Learning Express’ vendors. “It looks like 2018 should be another strong year for toys!” she said. Founded in 1916, The Toy Association, Inc. is the …

Shrewsbury Store Owner Partners With Local Girl Scouts

Jon Monahan Local Franchise News Article

SHREWSBURY, New Jersey. Learning Express Toys of Shrewsbury partnered with local Girl Scout troops and Parent-Teacher Organizations in a series of events, in order to promote local businesses in their community. Customers were able to purchase cookies, as they shopped through out their local stores. A percentage of the sales were donated to local PTO, as well. To read the …