BTHA details 2016 Toy Retailer of the Year finalists

The finalists for this year’s Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2016 has been revealed by the BTHA.

This year’s nominations were taken from BTHA members’ sales directors, toy agents and national account directors, as well as toy retailers who were invited to self-nominate.

A panel of 20 individuals from the industry created the shortlist, including representatives from toy trade magazines, members of the BTHA Council, toy agents and sales and national account directors from around the UK.

This year’s shortlist includes:

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year:

• JJ Toys, Gerrards Cross, Bucks

• MIDCO Toys, Burton on Trent, Staffs

• Totally Toys, Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland

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

• Ken Black Toys & Nursery

• Starlings Toymaster

• Toy Galaxy

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

• The Entertainer

• Toys R Us

General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year:

• Argos

• Sainsburys

• Mothercare / ELC

Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year:

• Toytown at Arnotts, Dublin

• Harrods, Knightsbridge

• Jarrold of Norwich

Online Toy Retailer of the Year:

• Shop Direct

• Smyths

• The Entertainer

Winners will be announced at the annual Toy Industry Awards during London Toy Fair at Olympia next year.

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