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LEGO launches new bricks to help visually impaired children learn Braille

LEGO is launching a new line of bricks to help blind and visually impaired children learn to read Braille in a new pilot programme from The LEGO Foundation. The LEGO Braille Bricks product is aiming to be inclusive, meaning sighted teachers and students can use the bricks together with visually …

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Sainsbury’s and Asda merger blocked by CMA

The Competition and Markets Authority, the UK’s competition watchdog, has blocked Sainsbury’s and Asda’s £10bn merger. The body blocked the move by the UK grocery giants after finding that it would lead to increased prices in stores, online and across petrol stations. The CMA said that it believed shoppers would …

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UK marketplace OnBuy puts discounting at centre of business strategy

The UK online marketplace, OnBuy.com, is revamping and enhancing its OnBuy Deals segment, highlighting the move as the “latest bold step in its plans to disrupt the marketplace giants,” like eBay and Amazon. The platform is ‘completely overhauling’ its Deals page and changing the way in which deals are featured …

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Teletubbies to make big screen debut with Vue Entertainment singalong screening

DHX Brands has teamed up with Vue Entertainment in the UK for a special Teletubbies singalong screening, called Teletubbies Songtime at the Cinema. From June 7th this year, families and young Teletubbies fans will be able to chime along to the popular cast of characters in a 60 minute show …

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Walls Ice Cream gets its own puzzle as Gibsons details latest releases

Gibsons is launching seven new jigsaws this season, looking to the current demand for nostalgia in the puzzling space as the company itself celebrates its own 100th anniversary. The puzzling company is celebrating Britain’s love of Walls ice cream this summer, with a look at the famed brand’s rich history …

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Britain’s consumer spend is rising despite Westminster and Brexit turmoil

Britain’s consumer spending has grown 1.1 per cent in March, despite the fears that the still ongoing Brexit drama would send it plummeting further. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that consumers might have just shrugged off recent political events to ignore Westminster’s turmoil and hit the high …

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Hasbro launches its Overwatch action figures

Hasbro has launched its Overwatch action figure range to retailers across the US and Canada, including with the likes of GameStop, Walmart, Toys R Us Canada and WB Games. The new line-up consists of the Overwatch Ultimate Series six-inch figure and dual pack assortments and the Overwatch Ultimate Series six-inch …

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“If you build it, they will come”: Fiesta Craft’s Rob Trup on the retail experience

Retail can be tough at the moment. Customers are stepping less often into shops and their minds progressively retrained by the net sellers to think primarily about online shopping. Even if they do show up, some cheekily use you as a showroom simply to go away and order products on …

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Amazon to downsize operations in China as Alibaba and JD.com strengthen hold

Amazon is downsizing its operations in China with plans to shut the online platform it hosts that allows shoppers to buy from local sellers. The online giant has stated that it would no longer run the domestic marketplace from July this year, but added that Chinese shoppers will still be …

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