Following last week’s news that Toys “R” Us will shut down all U.S. stores and plans to sell its operations in Canada, Central Europe, and Asia, Bloomberg reports that Amazon.com Inc. is currently looking to acquire Toys “R” Us locations.
According to Bloomberg, Amazon does not intend to maintain the brand, but would use the empty store spaces to expand its physical store presence. Last year, Amazon announced plans for its brick-and-mortar strategy following its $13.7 billion deal with Whole Foods Market.
Additionally, last week MGA Entertainment’s (MGA) CEO, Isaac Larian, and affiliated investors made a bid for the Toys “R” Us Canada operations. The group may also perform due diligence on Toys “R” Us in the U.S., according to a report from Bloomberg.