Retail

EPOCH making toys launches its virtual personalised Show Cloud showroom in sup

EPOCH making toys has underscored its commitment to its retail network once again, this time with the launch of its own virtual personalised Show Cloud showroom, an online showroom for the industry. Show Cloud, the online show room for the toy industry, has helped retailers deal with various challenges presented …

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The Entertainer celebrates its 40th anniversary with £27,000 giveaway

The Entertainer is giving away £27,000 in gift vouchers as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations this year, deciding to ‘give back to its customers’ through the big giveaway, as well as hosting free to attend parties in all of its stores across the UK. The £27,000 giveaway is open …

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One Animation’s Oddbods lands exclusive retail partnership with Argos and Sainsbury’s

The award-winning content creation, distribution and licensing studio, One Animation has secured a new deal with the UK retailer, Argos for its popular CB-animated property, Oddbods. Under the partnership, and starting this month, an exclusive range of Oddbods plush, clothing, and dress-up will be launched at Argos and Sainsbury’s stores …

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US retail giant Target ramps up Disney partnership and launches its Top Toys list for 2021

The US retail giant, Target is expanding on its Disney partnership with plans to roll out Disney Store shop-in-shops across 160 of its own locations across the US in time for this year’s holiday season. The ongoing pairing continues to be a hit among US shoppers, who this year will …

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Autumn Fair launches its own app to help visitors ‘discover more’ including sustainable and Made in Britain product

Sustainability and Made In Britain Product Trails are listed among the features of an official app being launched by Autumn Fair and the show’s organisers this year, as the Birmingham retail trade show prepares to get underway early next month. The new app has been designed as an easy-to-use digital …

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Bambola Toymaster’s John Testori appointed to Board of Directors of Toymaster Ltd

John Testori, the owner of the popular Jersey toy shop Bambola Toymaster, a long serving member of the UK toy buying group, is to be appointed to the Board of Directors of Toymaster Ltd as a non-executive director. Testori will take up the role from September 1st this year. Having …

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LEGO continues Saudi Arabia expansion with new LEGO Store at Mall of Dhahran

The LEGO Group has opened its fifth official store in Saudi Arabia, having cut the ribbon on its new location within the Mall of Dhahran earlier this month, bringing LEGO fans a new 149sqm interactive retail space for families and kids. The new store welcomes visitors with a one-of-a-kind large-scale …

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Toys R Us and Babies R Us Canada’s retail operations sold to private investor Doug Putman

In further developments for the Toys R Us brand name this week, the Canadian investment firm, Putman Investments has confirmed its intention to purchase Toys R Us and Babies R Us Canada, from certain affiliates of Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. Both Toys R Us Canada and Babies R Us Canada …

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Toys R Us makes major return to the US in Macy’s shop in shop partnership

Toys R Us is preparing for its latest reincarnation, this time through a major new partnership to launch shop within shop concessions in more than 400 Macy’s stores across the United States. Revealed earlier this week, Macy’s Inc has teamed up with WHP Global to bring the Macy’s and Toys …

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“The desire for the buzz of an event is huge” | Spielwarenmesse counts down to its in-person return

Spielwarenmesse is feeling encouraged by responses to an industry-wide survey that found that over 75 per cent of respondents will be heading to the Nuremberg trade show when it makes its in-person return next year. The team recently conducted a survey among previous visitors to the toy industry event with …

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