Learning Express to Exhibit at Franchise Expo West

Jon Monahan Franchising

LOS ANGELES, California – Learning Express Toys will exhibit at the 2017 Franchise Expo West on November 2, 3 and 4, held downtown at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The three-day event is the west coast’s largest franchise show with over 200 franchise brands in every industry at all investment levels.

Learning Express Toys of Cypress, TX Celebrates Their 10th Year of Operation

Jon Monahan Local Franchise News Article, Owner Spotlight

CYPRESS, Texas Learning Express Toys took part in the annual Cy-Fair this past weekend. Owner Shannon Fritz took the opportunity to celebrate her 10th year of being part of the Learning Express family. The event included character visits and a store-wide sale. View the event in the Community Impact Newspaper Visit Shannon’s store in-person, or stay in touch on their …

Learning Express of Lake Zurich Joins Aloha Construction in a Charitable Shopping Spree

Jon Monahan Local Franchise News Article, Philanthrophy

Lake Zurich, IL. Rick Derr, owner of Learning Express Toys of Lake Zurich, was recently featured in a Gazette Day article, by Erica Smith. Erica discusses the collaboration between Learning Express, Aloha Construction and the Dave Farbaky Foundation for their annual charity event to bring joy to underprivileged children in their area. Aloha Construction created the Dave Farbaky Foundation to …

Learning Express of Westborough, MA Featured in the Milford Daily News

mike Local Franchise News Article

Milford, MA. Learning Express of Westborough, MA, which reopened July 24 at 50 E. Main St. in Westborough, MA, was recently featured in a Milford Daily News article by Mike Gleason. Mike discussed the transition of the store from the previous owner, Tina Jacobson, to Mike & Lauren Derse of Harvard, MA. The store first opened in 2005 with franchise …

Learning Express of Westfield, NJ featured in “Tap Into Westfield” for their Downtown Rock-Painting Party

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Westfield, NJ. The Westfield, NJ Learning Express Toys hosted a Downtown Rock-Painting Party on July 25, 2017, where more than 25 children painted “spirit” rocks to keep or hide in the community. To read the original article by Jackie Lieberman, click the link below. https://www.tapinto.net/towns/westfield/articles/westfield-kids-get-in-the-spirit-at-rock-painting

Learning Express Toys to Celebrate Re-Opening, New Ownership in Westborough, MA

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WESTBOROUGH, MA. Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, welcomes new owners Lauren and Mike Derse to its Westborough location. The toy store temporarily closed in June when previous owner Tina Jacobson retired and moved out of state. The new owners plan to re-open July 24. To celebrate, the store will hold a Grand Re-Opening Sept. 8-10 with …

Lauren Derse Gives Thank You Speech to Sharon DiMinico at 30th Anniversary Banquet

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CHANDLER, Arizona – The following transcript is from a speech delivered by Lauren Derse, daughter of Founder & CEO Sharon DiMinico at the 2017 Learning Express Convention at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, AZ. It all started in 1982. Mom, pregnant for the first time, was shopping for my nursery furniture and baby gear at several stores in …

Learning Express of The Woodlands, TX Featured on Local Photographer’s Blog

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas – In early June, Texas-based photographer, Kara Powell, took some wonderful photos of Learning Express Toys of the Woodlands, TX and interviewed franchisee and Vice President of the Franchise Advisory Council (FAC), Deb Tandy. See the rest of Ms. Powell’s interview and photographs of Deb Tandy’s store at her blog here: http://www.karapowellphotography.com/woodlands-learning-express-houston-tx-photographer/

Learning Express Toys Hosts Grand Opening in Frisco, TX

mike Franchise News, Owner Spotlight

Frisco, TX, March 9, 2017 – Join Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, for a fun-filled, weekend-long grand opening celebration at its brand-new Frisco, Texas location Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26. Elmo, Marshall and Peppa Pig will be guests of honor throughout the weekend, which will kick off Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Festivities will …