Retail

Walmart Announces 2021 return of ‘Black Friday Deals for Days’

US retail giant Walmart has announced the return of its month-long savings event, Black Friday Deals for Days. This year, paying Walmart+ members will receive early access to online Black Friday events throughout November – an opportunity to shop all the same deals four hours earlier than the scheduled start times for all three events. “We continue …

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E-commerce platform OnBuy announces strategic partnership with Hermes

Online marketplace OnBuy.com has partnered with Hermes to offer both vendors and customers “seamless and trusted end to end service”. Founded in the UK in 2016 by Cas Paton, OnBuy has established itself in the eCommerce sector as a pure online marketplace that doesn’t compete with retailers, offering a “fair …

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The Retail Trust launches new fundraising appeal after demand soars by nearly 90%

Industry charity the Retail Trust has begun a fundraising appeal after demand for its services for retail workers rose by nearly 90 per cent due to Covid-19. It is calling on people to support the appeal by walking, running, swimming or cycling four miles, donating a minimum of £4 and …

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Have a creepy crawly Christmas: HEXBUG launches new additions to popular STEM toy range

Just in time for those festive wish lists, HEXBUG has made an upgrade to its collectable JunkBots range and added a host of new products to its Mobots and Micro Robotics Creatures ranges of creepy-crawly robotic toys. The latest products are: MoBot Speed Shot: RRP £24.99. Age 5+ HEXBUG Wasp: RRP £19.99. Age …

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EzyRoller appoints Evolving Sports as sole UK distributor

EzyRoller – the fun sit-down ride-on toy that “combines the control of a bike and the fun of a scooter”, has appointed Evolving Sports (EVO) as its sole UK distributor partner to the trade. Suitable for kids aged from 2 and up, the multi award-winning EzyRoller moves like a snake, …

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The LEGO Group launches RMS Titanic

The LEGO Group has revealed an authentic replica of the most famous ship of all time, the RMS Titanic. For the first time, fans can now recreate the luxury liner in detailed LEGO brick form, 110 years since it was launched in Belfast in 1911. The LEGO Titanic is one …

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shopDisney gears up for Halloween with exclusive line of Hocus Pocus merchandise

With Halloween fast approaching, the Disney Store is ahead of the game. “This year, an extra special line exclusive to shopDisney is Hocus Pocus, celebrating the classic film and getting people excited for next year’s sequel on Disney+,” says Karen Austin Billinghurst, Buying Director, The Disney Store. The store’s Hocus …

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Asmodee and Z-Man Games launch World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® – A Pandemic System Board Game

Blending the fun of the cooperative Pandemic gameplay system with the thrill of epic World of Warcraft quests for a gripping tabletop experience, Asmodee and Z-Man Games’ World of Warcraft®: Wrath of the Lich King® – A Pandemic System Board Game invites players to become heroes of Azeroth to defeat …

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Hasbro bridges cultural divides with fun new spin on Mahjong


Hasbro is introducing a modern spin on the classic game Mahjong, called Not Your Ma’s Jong, created by married couple Jennifer Guo and Adam Szakacs. Not Your Ma’s Jong helps celebrate and bridge their diverse cultures – Chinese and Jewish – with a fast-paced and fierce variation of the classic pastime. When …

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Santa take note: Walmart releases Top-Rated by Kids Toy List

Walmart has revealed its highly anticipated list of the hottest toys for the 2021 holiday season. Selected by “kid experts”, this year’s list includes 39 toys, 16 of them Walmart exclusives.   The toys fall into six categories, Awakening Imagination, Edutainment Expression, Fresh Air Fun, Not So Pretend Pets, On-Screen and Streaming Favorites and Timeless Toys. …

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