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.