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Helium's been rising โ€” in price โ€” and it's bringing businesses down

Jan 19, 2023
High helium prices, driven by shortages, played a role in Party City's bankruptcy. Here's what it means for businesses that rely on balloons.
Party City recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with the high cost of helium partly to blame.
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Toys R Us is gone, but fret not, retailers say

Oct 22, 2018
They see a chance to grab the defunct store's share of sales.
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Toys R Us is gone, but fret not, retailers say

Oct 22, 2018
They see a chance to grab the defunct store's share of sales.
Tim Boyle/Getty Images