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Mamas & Papas implements pre-pack administration to close six shops

Mamas & Papas is to close six shops and cut nearly 130 jobs, having narrowly dodged falling into full administration earlier this week. The Huddersfield-based baby and maternity retailer collapsed into administration on Friday, but was immediately bought back by the other firms controlled by Bluegem Capital, the retailer’s private …

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Trunki teams with Halfords to launch first Balance Bike and Scooters range

Trunki has partnered with Halfords to launch its first range of Trunki Balance Bikes and Scooters, a new line that can be ridden, towed, folded and carried. Designed by Rob Law, the brains behind the original Trunki ride-on suitcase concept, the products are available exclusively at Halfords. The partnership was brokered …

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Games Workshop prepares for bumper 2019 with profits and sales already ahead of 2018

Profits and sales at Games Workshop, the tabletop gaming firm behind the global Warhammer franchise, are ahead of last year, signalling another bumper year for the UK company. According to the group, trading between September and early November has beaten the company’s performance for the same period last year, with …

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Spin Master “on track to deliver top line growth for full year” despite dip in Q3

Spin Master remains ‘on track to deliver top line growth for the full year,’ it has said, despite a dip in its Q3 financials for 2019. The global children’s entertainment company has released the results for the third quarter, ended September 30, 2019, citing that the company has “made solid …

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Moo Like A Monkey: “To succeed on the high street we need to be more than a shop”

Charlotte Khan may be relatively new to the toy scene, having been operating her high street independent children’s shop, Moo Like a Monkey for little over 18 months now, but in that time, Khan and her shop have certainly made an impression on the independent retail scene. Just this month, …

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Mothercare to implement phased closure of all 79 UK stores

Mothercare made it official last night that administrators have been appointed to implement a phased closure of the retailer’s 79 UK stores, in a move that puts at risk some 2,500 jobs. A statement released just after close of business yesterday confirmed that Zelf Hussain, Toby Banfield and David Baxendale …

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Forbidden Planet to open Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store in Glasgow

Forbidden Planet is to open the UK and Europe’s largest comic book and pop culture store when it opens the doors to its new Glasgow location this week. Following a successful 31 years on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, the pop culture and collectables specialist is relocating to Sauchiehall Street, where it …

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Mothercare to appoint administrators for UK business putting 2,500 jobs at risk

Mothercare has detailed its intentions to appoint administrators for its UK high street business of 79 stores, after the troubled retailer lost £36.3 million last year. Conceding that its UK operation would not return to profitability, the move will now put some 2,500 jobs at risk. Administration of its UK …

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