SizeUp Names Top U.S. States for Toy Stores This Holiday Season

Rhode Island, New Jersey and Alaska rank among top performing states for retail toy stores.

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"Toy stores are busiest this time of year, so we ranked places where retail locations have the highest returns relevant to their state’s population size," said Anatalio Ubalde, CEO of SizeUp.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013

While some children will enjoy digital apps this holiday season, many parents still seek out brick-and-mortar toy stores for gifts. Where are those toy stores performing best? SizeUp, a free business intelligence website, found that retail toy stores including Toys "R" Us, Build-a-Bear Workshop and Playskool Toys show the highest per capita revenues in Rhode Island, New Jersey, Alaska, New Hampshire and Delaware.

"Toy stores are busiest this time of year, so we ranked places where retail locations have the highest returns relevant to their state’s population size," said Anatalio Ubalde, CEO of SizeUp.

The top ten U.S. states for toy stores are listed below; click here to view them on a map:

1.    Rhode Island

2.    New Jersey

3.    Alaska

4.    New Hampshire

5.    Delaware

6.    Illinois

7.    Massachusetts

8.    Connecticut

9.    New York

10.    California

"Alaskans love to shop," said Bill Popp, president and CEO of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation. "Since the city of North Pole and Santa’s workshop are located in Alaska, it’s easy to understand why toys are such a popular gift here."

Visitors can also view reports for the top-performing U.S. cities and metros. Any of these reports can be embedded in another website by clicking the "Share" button above the map.

SizeUp super crunches millions of data points based on the most current data available from both public and private sources. SizeUp’s data can be filtered by city, county, metro, and state, and also by criteria such as highest revenue per capita, most underserved markets, average annual revenue, employees and more, allowing decision-makers to find information that is most relevant to them.

About SizeUp

SizeUp (http://www.SizeUp.com) is a business intelligence website that helps small businesses become smarter, more profitable, and more competitive. It enables small business owners to benchmark themselves against competitors, find the best places to advertise, and map their competitors, customers, and suppliers. SizeUp is a service of GIS Planning (http://www.gisplanning.com), the world leader in online economic development solutions.

In 2012, top executives from Google, Facebook, and Salesforce.com selected SizeUp as the 1st place award winner for online tools to create jobs and grow the US economy. SizeUp now powers online services to small businesses offered on the U.S. Small Business Administration website.


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