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Promotions, new appointments and an office move at The Insights People

The Insights People continues to expand, welcoming a raft of promotions, new appointments, and a move to a new office space along Oxford Street in Manchester. The market intelligence company specialising in kids, tweens, teens and parents has made a series of promotions, as well as bringing in four new …

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Spielwarenmesse 2020: “Bookings are off to a flying start”

Exhibitor bookings for next year’s Spielwarenmesse in Nuremberg have got off to a flying start, according to the show’s organisers with newcomers and returning companies already signing up for the 2020 event. The world of toys is scheduled to gather again in Nuremberg from January 29 to February 2, 2020, …

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LIMA marks ‘new era for licensing community’ with Licensing International rebrand

LIMA, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association is marking the new era of the professional licensing community, rebranding itself as Licensing International from today. The new name, identity and visual language has all been designed to “better reflect the current state of the licensing industry and where it’s headed in …

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Play and Tech sector at heart of new direction for Autumn Fair 2019

Play and tech will be the topic of focus for the toy industry at this year’s Autumn Fair, as the show prepares to recalibrate and launch its new direction for 2019 and beyond. The NEC show will be unveiling a raft of new initiatives and changes this year, kicking off …

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Gibsons celebrates 100th birthday with major sale on its puzzles

Marking 100 years of trading as a British, family business this year, Gibsons is offering puzzlers 15 per cent off any Gibsons jigsaw, spreading those birthday celebrations far and wide. The story of Gibsons began in 1919, when founder, Harry Percy Gibson, brought a raft of indoor games such as …

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MV Sports among award winning partners at first PAW Patrol Summit

Licensed and outdoor toys specialist, MV Sports has been named among Nickelodeon and Spin Master’s award-winning partners at the pair’s first PAW Patrol Summit. Last week, Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products and Spin Master held the first summit of its kind, recognising the accomplishments of retail and licensing partners with the …

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Craft Buddy to host trade open day and workshops for newest arts and crafts lines

The art and craft specialist, Craft Buddy is opening its doors and inviting trade customers, existing and new, to open days on June 28, 29, and Monday July 1 this year. The event – taking place at the firm’s Buckinghamshire headquarters – will offer visitors exclusive viewings of its newest …

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The Outdoor Playtime Awards expands to accommodate “overwhelming response”

With just a month to go before the The Outdoor Playtime Awards 2019, organisers have expanded its play space to accommodate the “overwhelming influx of entries.” Response to the awards highlights what has been cited as a ‘solid start to the year’ for the outdoor toy category, that has been …

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A Girl for All Time brings crowdfunding platform in house in industry first

A Girl for All Time, the company behind the award-winning dolls designed to portray moments in history is looking to switch up the crowdfunding scene, by bringing efforts in house. In what is recognised as an industry first, the company is trialling a crowdfunding initiative that is shunning platforms like …

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Independent Toy & Gift Show visitor numbers grow 15 per cent

The AIS Independent Toy and Gift Show is celebrating a record attendance for this year’s event, having seen second day visitor numbers increase by 15 per cent on last year’s show. The show kicked off last Monday, April 29th when it saw visitor numbers match the previous year’s first day …

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