Retail

Revell to supply Carrera brand to UK and Ireland retail from January 2021

Revell has confirmed that it will be supplying the renowned Carrera brand to UK and Ireland retailers from next year. This is the latest development for the toy brand following its acquisition by Revell owner, Quantum Capita Partners. Further to the acquisition, Carrera products, which includes its market leading portfolio …

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The Entertainer is moving into Asda as part of the grocer’s ‘test and learn’ partnership strategy

The UK toy retail chain, The Entertainer is moving into the supermarket giant, Asda, as part of the grocer’s ‘test and learn’ partnership strategy. The move will see The Entertainer turn the toy aisles of five of Asda’s UK stores into branded concessions from early next year. Under the terms …

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Debenhams to open Toys at Debenhams departments in 100 of its UK stores

Debenhams has outlined its plans to open Toys at Debenhams departments in up to 100 of its UK stores in time for the October half term, as the department store chain makes its move for the Christmas shopping period. The retail chain will play host to the biggest name brands …

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September retail sales lift indicates earlier Christmas shopping as British shops show ‘remarkable resilience’

The KPMG’s UK head of retail, Paul Martin has praised the resilience of the British retailer as ‘nothing shy of remarkable’ over recent months, as September witnessed retail sales increase 6.1 per cent on a like for like basis on the same period one year ago, in what analysts have …

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Indie Insight: Wigwam Toys talks the consumers’ rediscovery of community on the high street

Having met at college through a shared love of Fine Art, the Wigwam Toys team comprises collectors, crafts-people, bibliophiles, and big kids at heart, all of whom have their own role to play in the eclectic mix that this little Brighton independent toy shop has to offer. Times were, Wigwam …

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Hamleys owner Reliance Industries drops out of the race for UK department chain Debenhams

The Reliance Industries owner and richest man in India, Mukesh Ambani, has dropped out of the race to buy Debenhams, the Sunday Times has reported over the weekend, having emerged only last month as one of the possible suitors for the UK department store chain. At the time, the Reliance …

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Braille Skateboarding sees toy debut success as YouTube brand nears one million fingerboards sold

The leading skateboarding YouTube channel, Braille Skateboarding, is celebrating its foray into international toy aisles, having found UK retail success with Smyths Toys Superstores and a global sell-through that sees it on track to hit one million fingerboards sold by the end of 2020. Braille Skateboarding launched onto the toy …

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LEGO, Disney and Marvel named in Bargain Max’s most in demand toy brands for Christmas 2020

LEGO, Disney, and Marvel have come in at the top three most expected and in-demand toy brands for Christmas, according to the results of a new survey from the online discount toy retailer, Bargain Max. The retailer surveyed more than 2,500 parents ahead of this year’s big festive season to …

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Thames & Kosmos UK bolsters board game portfolio with new EXIT titles and The Lost Words – Card Game

Thames & Kosmos UK has bolstered its tabletop gaming portfolio with the arrival of The Lost Words – Card Game based on the book by the best-selling author Robert Macfarlane, as well as the latest titles in its Exit range, The Enchanted Forest and The Cemetery of the Knight. The …

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Smyths Toys releases its Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2020 with Star Wars, Super Mario and WWE on the bill

WWE, PAW Patrol, Pokemon, and Super Mario have all made the top billing as this week sees the international toy retailer, Smyths Toys, take its turn in listing its top toy predictions for Christmas 2020, pitting some of the world’s biggest and long-lasting toy brands against new launches in the …

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