The Disney Store retail chain, which debuted in 1987, is owned and operated by Disney in North America, Europe, and Japan.
Disney Store is the retail merchandising arm of Disney Consumer Products, the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and its affiliates that extends the Disney brand to merchandise. Disney Store carries high-quality products, including exclusive product lines that support and promote Disney's key entertainment initiatives and characters.
Disney Store opened its first store in Glendale, California and, in doing so, originated the themed retail business model. There are currently more than 200 Disney Store locations in North America; more than 40 Disney Store locations in Japan; and more than 100 Disney Store locations in the United Kingdom & Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Belgium and Denmark plus online stores
Each Disney Store location offers a magical shopping experience that can only be delivered by Disney, one of the worlds largest and most successful entertainment companies.