Learning Express Franchise News

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Cash Investment: $125,000
Net Worth: $300,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000
Royalty Fee: 5%
Advertising Fee: 0%

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Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking.
  • Mar 10th, 2017
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Join Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, for a fun-filled, weekend-long grand opening celebration at its brand-new Frisco, Texas location Friday, March 24 through Sunday, March 26.
  • Mar 9th, 2017
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Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, will soon welcome its newest franchise to Sunnyvale, Calif.
  • Nov 15th, 2016
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Learning Express Inc., the nation’s largest educational toy franchisor, opens a flagship Learning Express Toys location - the first corporate-owned store since 1995 - in the redeveloped Bedford Marketplace (Whole Foods plaza) in September.
  • Aug 23rd, 2016
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Each season, Learning Express Toys names a selection of products as Top Toys to help families identify the go-to gifts for any kid (or kid at heart) on their list.
  • Feb 22nd, 2016
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At your local Learning Express Toys location, you can create a customized Easter basket for each child on the Easter Bunny's list.
  • Feb 17th, 2016
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Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, welcomes its newest franchise to Tulsa, on Thursday, April 23.
  • Apr 16th, 2015
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]Learning Express Toys, the nation's leading franchisor of educational toy stores, is implementing the FreedomPay® Commerce Platform™ across more than 125 of its stores. FreedomPay leverages a Cloud-based PaaS commerce platform.
  • Jan 8th, 2015
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Learning Express Toys of Lake Zurich is continuing its commitment to the local community by partnering with Lurie Children's Hospital.
  • Oct 10th, 2014
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Annually, LE Toys franchisees gather at the end of June to order toys for the holidays. Along with announcing long-term charitable partnerships at the Convention, LE Toys also partners with local organizations in need of toys.
  • Jul 25th, 2014
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Annually in various locations, Learning Express Toys hosts a franchise-wide Convention. The entire Learning Express Toys family, including store owners, store managers, home office employees, and vendors, gathered in Palm Springs, CA, last month.
  • Jul 25th, 2014
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Learning Express Toys in Sudbury and Needham have signed on to be permanent collection sites for Room to Grow, a nonprofit organization in Boston dedicated to building a strong foundation for babies in poverty.
  • Jun 19th, 2014
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Learning Express Toys will be participating in the International Franchise Expo June 19 through 21 in New York City.
  • Jun 17th, 2014
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At your local Learning Express Toys location, you can create a customized gift for each child on the Easter Bunny's list by choosing a colorful bucket from the store's selection.
  • Mar 20th, 2014
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Learning Express Toys of Mt. Lebanon, PA, responded with a comical video of boys and girls toiling over looms, crafting the tie for Kimmel's suit.
  • Mar 10th, 2014
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On Monday, December 16, members of the Elizabeth Stone House staff will pick up thousands of dollars worth of toys from the Learning Express Toys corporate headquarters in Devens, MA.
  • Jan 2nd, 2014
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The national educational toy store franchise Learning Express Toys, winner of the 2012 Franchise Business Review Specialty Retail Category, is expanding at an average of one new toy store per month.
  • Dec 2nd, 2013
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Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest franchise in Niagara Falls, NY.
  • Nov 14th, 2013
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Learning Express Toys locations around the country now host daily Rainbow Loom classes that cater to beginner, intermediate, and advanced level loomers.
  • Sep 12th, 2013
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Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, is proud to announce opening of its newest franchise in Sea Girt, NJ.
  • Jul 30th, 2013
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Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, is pleased to announce that its annual company convention and vendor expo will be held June 23-26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville.
  • Jun 24th, 2013
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In September 2012 Learning Express Toys introduced the Skill Building Toy Guide, an online magalog featuring expert-approved developmental toys in eight categories, helpful articles, and insight from parents of kids with special needs.
  • Apr 29th, 2013
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Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest educational toy retailer, is proud to announce the grand opening of a new franchise in Windermere/Ocoee, FL.
  • Mar 27th, 2013
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Learning Express Toys, the nation’s largest toy store franchisor, launched its revitalized website on Wednesday, March 13.
  • Mar 22nd, 2013
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The national educational toy store franchise Learning Express, winner of the 2011 Franchise Business Review Specialty Retail Category, announced a new promotional program for their national franchise stores.
  • Apr 2nd, 2012
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The national educational toy store franchise Learning Express, winner of the 2011 Franchise Business Review Specialty Retail Category, announced the establishment of 16 new franchise stores in the last quarter of 2011.
  • Dec 27th, 2011
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Learning Express Toys, winner of the 2011 Franchise Business Review Specialty Retail Category, is continuing its growth throughout 2011 and 2012. This year they are on track to open at least 15 new locations throughout the United States.
  • Nov 28th, 2011
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Learning Express Toys, winner of the 2011 Franchise Business Review Specialty Retail Category, has plans to continue its growth in 2011 and 2012.
  • Oct 31st, 2011
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The holiday shopping season will soon be here, and that means it's time for the annual Learning Express Top Toy List.
  • Oct 20th, 2011
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The lazy days of summer give children and families a break from school-year schedules and a chance to enjoy warm weather fun. When that fun can help kids keep basic learning skills sharp and help prepare them for the school year ahead, parents have a win-
  • Jul 29th, 2011
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Testimonials »

"Owning a Learning Express toy store has made going to work fun again"
Barry and Cheryl Weiss
Store Owners, Blue Bell, PA

"I have been part of the toy industry and Learning Express for fifteen years. If I had the opportunity to do it all over again, I would choose Learning Express."
William Meredith
Store Owner, Cary, Durham & Raleigh, NC


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