BTHA reveals Toy Retailer of the Year Awards shortlist

The British Toy & Hobby association has announced the finalists for the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2017.

The short list is:

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (Under 150 sq feet)

Clarks Toys, Brecon, Powys, Wales

JJ Toys, Gerrards Cross, Bucks

Just Williams Toys, East Dulwich, London

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (over 150 sq feet)

Treasures of Wetherby, Wetherby, West Yorkshire

Toymaster Cavan, Cavan, Ireland

Atkinson & Sons, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria

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

Ken Black Toys

Totally Toys

Toy Galaxy

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

Kids Stuff

Toy Barnhaus

The Entertainer

General Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year

Sainsburys

Argos

Tesco

Department Store toy Retailer of the Year

Toytown at Arnotts, Dublin

Jarrolds of Norwich

R C Austin Ltd, Newton Abbott, Devon

Online Toy Retailer of the Year

Argos

Smyths

Shop Direct

Nominations were invited from BTHA members’ sales directors, toy agents and national account directors as well as toy retailers who were also invited to self-nominate. Shortlisting was done by a panel of 18 people people from across the industry – members of the BTHA Council, strategically based toy agents, sales and national account directors from around the UK and 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 Tuesday, January 23rd 2018.

The gala event is organised by the BTHA with the toy Retailers Association who will also present the Toy and Supplier Awards 2017 on the same evening.

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