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Ghost of Toys R Us still haunts toy makers
Some companies depended on chain for 40 percent of sales
In this Thursday, March 28, 2019, photo Jack Davenport takes molds out of a machine at the The Little Tikes Company in Hudson, Ohio. A year after Toys R Us imploded, toy makers, big and small, are still readjusting to smaller shelf space. That means slashing the number of styles they carry, re-evaluating how they sell big toys like playhouses and cars, and changing their packaging in order to squeeze into a smaller space at retailers. - photo by Associated Press
NEW YORK — Just last year, a kid in the market for an Uncle Milton ant farm could choose from a half dozen versions, including glow-in-the dark or an ant village. Now there are only three. Last year, there were 60 kinds of K'Nex construction sets on the market.
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