The Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2019 shortlist has been announced

The shortlist for the Toy Retailer of the Year Awards 2019 has been revealed, with finalists in categories spanning Independent Toy Retailer of the Year, Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year, Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year, and Online Excellence.

The shortlist was decided upon by a committee of industry members as well as the British Toy and Hobby Association at the BTHA headquarters in London earlier this year.

The winners of the prestigious Toy Retailer of the Year Awards including Overall Toy Retailer of the Year – along with any other special BTHA awards – will be announced at the annual Toy Industry Awards evening held at Olympia, London on Tuesday, January 21 2020.

The shortlist is:

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (single store)

  • Enchanted Wood Toys, Farnham
  • Thomas Moore Toymaster, Exeter
  • Wigwam Toys, Brighton

Independent Toy Retailer of the Year (Multi Store) 

  • Ken Black Toys
  • MIDCO Toymaster
  • Toy Barnhaus

Department Store Toy Retailer of the Year

  • Morleys Stores
  • Selfridges & Co
  • W J Daniel & Co

Multiple Toy Retailer of the Year

  • Sainsburys Argos
  • Smyths
  • The Entertainer

Online Excellence Award

  • Sainsburys Argos
  • Shop Direct
  • Smyths

The gala Awards event, which takes place on the first evening of Toy Fair, is organised by the BTHA with the Toy Retailers Association (TRA), who will also present the Toy and Supplier Awards for 2019 on the same evening.

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