In this week’s episode of the “Power Kid Podcast,” host Phil Albritton of Power Kid Design welcomes Doug Putman, the new owner of Toys “R” Us Canada and Babies “R” Us Canada. Putman’s latest venture places the iconic retailer into a portfolio that includes Everest Toys, Sunrise Records, Alex Global Products, and FYE.

On the show, Albritton asks Putman about his backstory and what drives him to purchase and grow iconic retail chains. Putman shares details on why he believes that brick-and-mortar retail has a bright future for many years to come and how companies can balance a kid-friendly experience with revamped store organization tactics that the toy industry can use to boost sales.

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The “Power Kid Podcast” is presented by The Toy Book Podcasts by Adventure Media and Events. The long-running series presents in-depth interviews and conversations with some of the biggest names and rising stars in the toy, game, and family entertainment industries. The Toy Book Podcasts are available through all of your favorite streaming services, including AnchorSpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, and more.

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