Toymaster primed to fill Toys R Us gap as group continues to expand

Toymaster has voiced its belief in the future for independent toy retailers that it says are now primed to fill the gap left by Toys R Us.

It has stated that the removal of the toy retail giant from the market place has allowed space for specialist toy retailers to open stores in locations now devoid of a destination toy shop.

However, the outfit has indicated that as the high street continues to evolve, independents will only flourish if they are part of a buying group, those such as Toymaster itself.

In a display of confidence in its own expansion and in the high street, the group has named former Toys R Us and Early Learning Centre veteran, Brian McLaughlin its new retail manager.

McLaughlin’s role will be to assist Toymaster’s membership to trade more profitably by ensuring they make the most of the Toymaster buying group.

‘Brian brings with him many years experience of the toy trade from his time with both Toys R Us and ELC and we hope you will join us in wishing him every success,’ read a statement from the team.

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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