Law & Politics

Wastebuster calls on industry with Toy Take Back and Recycle to Read campaign

The environmental awareness platform, Wastebuster has partnered with Products of Change to bring together a cross-sector of stakeholders to share knowledge, resources, and finance, to develop an efficient, environmental, and sustainable means of recycling plastic toys. In partnership with EPPIC (Extended Plastics Partnerships for Innovation in Circularity) the programme will …

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The Toy Store owner ceases UAE operations leaving suppliers ‘owed millions’

The Dubai-headquartered Gulf Greetings General Trading LLC – owner of the toy retail brand The Toy Store – has abruptly ceased its operations, closing stores across some of the biggest shopping malls in UAE in what has been called an “unmitigated disaster” by a number of suppliers now left out …

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Hasbro creates new Global Purpose Organisation to advance its positive impact in sustainability, ethical sourcing and more

Hasbro has detailed the creation of a new Global Purpose Organisation with the mission of accelerating the firm’s ongoing efforts ‘to make the world a better place for all children and families.’ The new team will head up the global toy maker’s current initiatives across Global Government Relations, Global Communications, …

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Christmas container chaos is global as Greek toy retailer Jumbo sees major shipment delays

The Greek toy and gift retailer, Jumbo, has revealed that some 6,000 containers of the some of the best-selling toys this year, are stuck on cargo ships and shipping containers around the world, in an echo of the current chaos being experienced at UK ports. The firm, which operates stores …

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Hornby puts temporary halt on orders to non-UK customers due to Brexit and port delays

Hornby Hobbies has put a temporary freeze on all orders to customers outside of the UK, citing delays caused by the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and disruption at UK ports. The company released a social media statement earlier this week in which it said it would not accept any non-UK orders …

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OPINION: Boughs of folly: What Netflix’s new Christmas musical can teach us about toy IP protection

Christmas is a time in which toys and games become the focus of a festive season and Netflix won’t be deviating from the narrative this year with the release of its latest musical adventure, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey – the story of a toy inventor who loses everything when …

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Endless reaches Party City agreement to support management buy-out of Amscan International

The UK private equity investor, Endless LLP has reached an agreement with Party City Holdco to acquire a substantial portion of its international operations, Amscan International. The management buy-out has been led by Amscan International’s existing management team made up of CEO Gary Panons and CFO and COO Joe Hennigan. …

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The LEGO Group commits to reducing carbon emissions by 37 per cent by 2032

The LEGO Group has committed to reducing its absolute carbon emissions by 37 per cent by 2032 – a target that has been approved by the Science Based Target initiative. The goal is consistent with levels required to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees, and is recognised as the most …

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TOMY partners with The Student Housing Company to support student wellbeing amid Covid-19

TOMY has teamed up with The Student Housing Company to help expand a current student wellbeing programme with the launch of a scheme designed to help students build friendships and have fun in a safe, Covid-19 compliant environment. Called #SafeSocials, the campaign has been devised as a means of softening …

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Hasbro finds “greater platform to influence culture and play” in eOne amid corporate social responsibility update

Hasbro has said that the acquisition of Entertainment One, the content and entertainment group – and powerhouse behind some of the pre-school sector’s biggest including Peppa Pig and PJ Masks – has given the firm a “greater platform to influence culture and play.” The statement was made by the company’s …

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