Canal Toys readies for UK distribution with Import Services

French toy company, Canal Toys has partnered with Import Services for retail distribution in the UK.

Canal Toys, founded in 1996 by CEO Patrick Krief, has grown significantly in recent years through the development of new IP and brands. The success of the firm has taken it global, with both US and Spanish arms to the business.

Among the popular Canal Toys portfolio is So Slime DIY, Only 4 Girls and Power Dough, with new brands planned for a 2018 launch.

Canal Toys, head of UK, Paul Clark, said: “We wanted to find a retail logistics partner with toy industry experience which could accommodate our rapidly growing business, distributing to the network of retailer customers in the UK.

“Import Services’ port-centric model has provided our business with a great logistics solution.”

Import Services’, client services director, Mike Thomas, added: “canal Toys has great products and a tremendous work ethic. We are very pleased the team from Canal Toys has joined our selected portfolio of clients in the toy sector.

“The benefits from our port-centric model are tangible and we look forward to underpinning Canal Toys’ supply chain logistics to enable strong growth in the UK market.”

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