Media & PR

Spring Fair unveils programme of speakers and events for its Inspiring Retail Stage

Spring Fair, the wholesale marketplace for home, gift, and fashion, has announced details of the Inspiring Retail Stage content programme for the show, which is taking place from 6–9 February 2022 at NEC Birmingham. The schedule features speakers from John Lewis, Sedex and Mintel, founder of Green & Blacks Jo Fairley, …

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Business platform Spielwarenmesse Digital now live

For the originally planned period of the Spielwarenmesse trade fair, from 2 to 6 February, new platform Spielwarenmesse Digital is offering a comprehensive live programme for all participants. Alongside a wide range of communication tools, it also offers the trade a compact overview of trends and innovations. The registration phase of …

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Annual Toy Trust Media Auction opens for bids

The annual Toy Trust Media Auction of valuable airtime, magazine and online items is now open and advance bids are welcome. The auction will continue throughout Toy Fair 2022 at Olympia London from 25–27 January and will close at 3pm on Thursday 27 January, the last day of the event. …

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Save the date: The Toy Association’s ‘Top Trends Briefing’ goes online on 21 Feb

In light of the cancellation of this year’s Toy Fair New York, The Toy Association’s trends team is moving its ‘Toy Trends Briefing’ to a virtual format. The video will go live February 21, 2022, and will unveil the top toy and play trends predicted to drive sales growth this year …

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International expansion plans drive brand refresh at Good Toy Guide

Due to rapid expansion and international growth, Good Toy Guide is redefining its communication strategies for the brands and sub-brands within its portfolio.  Specialising in supporting businesses operating in the children’s space with research, consultancy and brand support activities, the Good Toy Guide’s two principle brands, FUNdamentally Children and Dr …

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LEGO issues statement ahead of London Toy Fair

Ahead of the London Toy Fair at Olympia on January 25–27, the LEGO Group has released a statement: “Due to the continued high rate of the Omicron infection and the risks associated with attending large events, we’ve decided not to have a physical presence at the London Toy Fair this …

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Toy Fair issues an update following cancellation of Spielwarenmesse and Toy Fair New York

Following yesterday’s news about the cancellation of Spielwarenmesse 2022, the BTHA, organisers of the London Toy Fair, have issued an update to reassure both visitors and participants that the event is going ahead at Olympia on 25-27 January as planned.  “Dear Toy Fair Participant, Following the unwelcome and sad news yesterday …

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Spielwarenmesse 2022 cancelled

Following the cancellation of Toy Fair New York, there was more disappointing news for the international toy sector today with the announcement that the 72nd Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, will not be taking place. After weeks of speculation, organisers Spielwarenmesse eG confirmed that the show, slated for …

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The Winter issue of ToyNews is out now!

The perfect antidote to the gloom of winter, the latest issue of ToyNews is out now, packed with news, opinion, analysis, interviews and product roundups… in short, everything you need to keep abreast of our resilient and constantly evolving industry. The January-February magazine highlights the all-important upcoming events in the …

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Spielwarenmesse eG takes ownership of SPIEL

The Nuremberg trade fair and marketing services provider Spielwarenmesse eG has become the new owner of the the Internationale Spieltage SPIEL, the biggest public fair for board games in the world. SPIEL will continue to be held at the Essen exhibition centre and organised from Bonn by Dominique Metzler, its …

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