Product Sector Guide

Pigments of the imagination | ToyNews’ guide to the Arts & Crafts sector

Yet another product sector that can truly be heralded as a ‘saviour of sanity’ throughout the pandemic, the Arts & Crafts space is one that has witnessed considerable growth and demand this past year. It stands to reason, of course, as homeschooling parents have been turning to the medium of …

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Greener pastimes: ToyNews’ guide to the latest in sustainable toys

With greater consumer awareness surrounding the topic translating to fresh demand at retail, coupled with a retail landscape more conscious of the social and environmental impact of the products it lines its shelves with than ever before, the market for sustainable toys is an ever-increasing one – both in size …

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Dolled up and looking plush: ToyNews’ guide to the latest in the dolls and plush markets

Both staples of the traditional toy sector, the doll and plush markets have seen a year of strong sales and investment among gift-givers, parents, and families looking for long play value and toys that encourage empathy and social development – in a year of social distancing – through nurture and …

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Early Earners: ToyNews’ guide to the latest products in the pre-school sector

Housing some of the industry’s most established brands and toy manufacturers, as well as some of its biggest and most successful licenses, the pre-school sector sits at the very heart of the toy space. As such, it has been at the front line of this year’s evolving consumer trends, that …

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A Family Fare: ToyNews’ guide to the latest in the Games & Puzzles market

Sales surges of 240 per cent at the height of lockdown, reports of some manufacturers hitting Q4 levels of sales throughout June, and a nation that owes its sanity to the vast spectrum of board games and puzzles out there and the retailers and suppliers that have been keeping them …

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