KB Toys Launches KBwholesale.com

New Business-to-Business Site Features Kids' Products in Case Pack Quantities



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from KB Toys

    PITTSFIELD, Mass., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- KB Toys, the nation's largest
 combined mall-based and online specialty toy retailer, announces the launch of
 KBwholesale.com, the business-to-business branch of its online presence,
 KBkids.com (www.kbkids.com). The new site (www.kbwholesale.com) features
 quality kids' products in case pack quantities.
     "Because KB Toys is one of the country's largest purchasers of closeout
 toys, KBwholesale.com can offer customers great values on wholesale and
 closeout toys in case pack quantities," said Michael Wagner, Senior Vice
 President and Chief Operating Officer of KBkids.com. "Smaller retailers
 usually can't find or access deals like these."
     KBwholesale.com focuses on the underserved market for wholesale and
 closeout toys, offering convenient, online access to low-priced merchandise in
 case pack quantities. Toy and discount store owners looking for good values,
 specialty shops searching for collectible toys, and teachers or daycare
 providers stocking their toy chests now have the opportunity to buy children's
 products in case pack quantities. Customers can choose from a wide selection
 of toys including action figures, Barbie dolls, arts and crafts, collectibles,
 electronics, sporting goods, and collectible toys. Products and categories
 will be updated frequently.
     The new site provides outstanding values to businesses, schools and
 institutions while leveraging KBkids.com's online resources and fulfillment
 center. KBkids.com will facilitate all order fulfillment, returns, exchanges
 and customer service for KBwholesale.com. Customers can expect the fast,
 stable site performance, speedy order processing and friendly, efficient
 customer service they've experienced at KBkids.com.
 
     KB Toys is the nation's largest combined mall-based and online specialty
 toy retailer, operating more than 1,300 stores in all 50 states, the American
 Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, doing business as KB
 Toys, KB Toy Works, KB Toy Outlet, KB Toy Liquidators, KB Toy Express and with
 Online Shopping at KBkids.com (www.kbkids.com) and KBwholesale.com
 (www.kbwholesale.com). Offering a wide and competitively priced selection of
 toys and video games, commitment to customer service, convenient mall
 locations, and a growing online presence, KB Toys combines the speed of the
 Internet with the convenience of returns at any store. KB Toys is
 headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and employs more than 13,000
 associates nationwide. KB Toys became a privately held company in December
 2000 through a management buyout in partnership with Bain Capital Inc.
 
 

SOURCE KB Toys
    PITTSFIELD, Mass., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- KB Toys, the nation's largest
 combined mall-based and online specialty toy retailer, announces the launch of
 KBwholesale.com, the business-to-business branch of its online presence,
 KBkids.com (www.kbkids.com). The new site (www.kbwholesale.com) features
 quality kids' products in case pack quantities.
     "Because KB Toys is one of the country's largest purchasers of closeout
 toys, KBwholesale.com can offer customers great values on wholesale and
 closeout toys in case pack quantities," said Michael Wagner, Senior Vice
 President and Chief Operating Officer of KBkids.com. "Smaller retailers
 usually can't find or access deals like these."
     KBwholesale.com focuses on the underserved market for wholesale and
 closeout toys, offering convenient, online access to low-priced merchandise in
 case pack quantities. Toy and discount store owners looking for good values,
 specialty shops searching for collectible toys, and teachers or daycare
 providers stocking their toy chests now have the opportunity to buy children's
 products in case pack quantities. Customers can choose from a wide selection
 of toys including action figures, Barbie dolls, arts and crafts, collectibles,
 electronics, sporting goods, and collectible toys. Products and categories
 will be updated frequently.
     The new site provides outstanding values to businesses, schools and
 institutions while leveraging KBkids.com's online resources and fulfillment
 center. KBkids.com will facilitate all order fulfillment, returns, exchanges
 and customer service for KBwholesale.com. Customers can expect the fast,
 stable site performance, speedy order processing and friendly, efficient
 customer service they've experienced at KBkids.com.
 
     KB Toys is the nation's largest combined mall-based and online specialty
 toy retailer, operating more than 1,300 stores in all 50 states, the American
 Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, doing business as KB
 Toys, KB Toy Works, KB Toy Outlet, KB Toy Liquidators, KB Toy Express and with
 Online Shopping at KBkids.com (www.kbkids.com) and KBwholesale.com
 (www.kbwholesale.com). Offering a wide and competitively priced selection of
 toys and video games, commitment to customer service, convenient mall
 locations, and a growing online presence, KB Toys combines the speed of the
 Internet with the convenience of returns at any store. KB Toys is
 headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and employs more than 13,000
 associates nationwide. KB Toys became a privately held company in December
 2000 through a management buyout in partnership with Bain Capital Inc.
 
 SOURCE  KB Toys