Law & Politics

Spin Master praises resilience of toy industry as Q2 2020 results come in ‘stronger than expected’

Spin Master has championed the resilience of the toy industry as well as the strength of its own portfolio of brands, entertainment franchises, and toys that have enabled the global toy maker to remain optimistic, despite posting a 12.4 per cent decrease in total revenue in its Q2 2020 financial …

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Play-Room Toy Buying event cancelled as UK Government pause lockdown relaxation

AIS Play-Room has cancelled its upcoming toy buying event owing to the temporary pause on lockdown easing measures as stipulated by the UK government over the past week. The event was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th of September. The group has initially received confirmation that …

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Fairy Bricks charity left ‘devastated’ by theft of £400,000 worth of LEGO from its Huddersfield warehouse

Fairy Bricks, a charity initiative that sends LEGO to children in hospital has had £400,000 worth of toys stolen from its warehouse in Huddersfield. According to reports, around 18,000 boxes of the construction toy building kits were stolen leaving the organisation ‘devastated.’ Children helped by the charity have sent messages …

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Wearing face masks in UK shops will be compulsory from July 24th but not for all shop staff

Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from 24 July, with those who fail to comply set to face a fine of up to £100. The move will bring England in line with Scotland and countries across Europe, including Spain, Italy, and Germany. …

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Pumpkin Projects’ Valeria Miglioli: “Too long we’ve been flooded with toys for a quick sale and no longevity”

Having spent 16 years heading up product development at Fiesta Crafts, Valeria Miglioli has made her return to the scene with a clear cut and defined message to present to the market; that this is an industry that should always strive to be better than what it was before. It’s …

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Zimpli Kids relaunches its educational Slime and Gelli ranges with new eco-friendly packaging

Following a 12 month period of working to reduce its environmental impact, Zimpli Kids has re-introduced its educational range of slime and Gelli’ products to the market, this time to be ‘bigger, better, and eco-friendly.’ As a result of the development, Zimpli Kids now boasts a range that uses its …

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Kind + Jugend cancels 2020 show but promises ‘renewed energy for 2021’

Koelnmesse’s popular baby and toddler trade fair, Kind + Jugend has cancelled its 2020 event amid the latest developments over the coronavirus pandemic and the world’s social distancing measures still being taken to combat the its spread. The organisers made the decision to suspend the 2020 offering, but has promised …

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Hyve confirms cancellation of Autumn Fair this year; replaces with virtual event

Hyve, the organising team behind Autumn Fair, has confirmed the cancellation of this year’s home and gift retail industry show. The announcement arrives following speculation that the show was to be called off owing to the ongoing situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and the social distancing measures and laws around …

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UK government to allow e-scooters on the roads in 12 month trial

E-Scooters will be allowed on Britain’s roads for the first time from Saturday, July 4th, the Department for Transport has confirmed. A trial relaxation of the laws keeping them from the streets will be applied to rental electronic scooters as the Government explores ways to introduce greener travel post-lockdown. It …

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UK shopping centre owner Intu is on the brink of administration

The UK shopping centre owner, Intu has indicated it is on the verge of appointing administrators after discussions with its creditors were stalled. The struggling business had been hamstrung by a $4.5bn debt over the past year, but in recent weeks and months has been hammered by the impact of …

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