The winners of the Toy Retailer Awards will be announced at the annual Toy Industry Awards held at Olympia, London on Sunday, January 24th 2016.

Toy Retailer Awards 2015 finalists revealed

The British Toy & Hobby Association has revealed the finalists for the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2015.

The shortlist is:

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year

  • Aladdin’s Cave
  • Toy Hub
  • Toys N Tuck

Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (up to 5 stores)

  • East Midland Toy Company
  • Just Williams Toys
  • Toytown (Seaford)

Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (up to 30 stores)

  • Kids Stuff
  • SMF Toytown
  • Toy Barnhaus

Specialist Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year (over 30 stores)

  • Smyths Toys
  • The Entertainer
  • Toys R Us

General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year

  • Argos
  • Sainsburys
  • Tesco

Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year

  • Jarrold, Norwich
  • John Lewis
  • W J Daniel & Co

Online Toy Retailer of the Year

  • Shop Direct
  • Smyths Toys
  • The Entertainer
  • Toys R Us

Nominations were invited from BTHA members’ toy agents and national account managers as well as toy stores who were also invited to self-nominate.

Shortlisting was done by a panel of 20 people from across the industry – members of the BTHA Council, strategically based toy agents, national account managers from around the UK and some representatives from the toy trade magazines.

The winners of the Toy Retailer Awards will be announced at the annual Toy Industry Awards held at Olympia, London on Sunday, January 24th 2016.

The gala event, which takes place on the first evening of Toy Fair, is organised by the BTHA with the Toy Retailers Association (TRA), who will also present the Toy and Supplier Awards 2015 on the same evening. 

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