Retail

Be a part of December’s ToyNews Presents: Magic, Puppets, Dolls, Plush and more

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of ToyNews‘ brand new digital product sector guides, a monthly round-up of the hottest new product releases and just a part of our new ToyNews Presents series. ToyNews will be running digital guides next month on the following: Magic Sets and Puppets …

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UK ecommerce platform OnBuy reports ‘record breaking week’ of trading with 800 per cent sales increase

The online marketplace OnBuy has reported an ‘all time record breaking week’, reaching nearly 1.5 million users actively browsing the site, resulting in nearly £2.75 million in sales between November 1st and November 8th. Four years on since it first launched to the ecommerce space, OnBuy has caught the attention …

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The BTHA and TRA send open letter to Number 10 as re-opening of toy shops becomes ‘crucial for the industry’s surivival’

The British Toy and Hobby Association and the Toy Retailers Association have made fresh calls on the UK government to take swift action in adding toy shops to the essential retailers list or assure the industry that shops will be allowed to re-open from December 2nd, in a move that …

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Lockdown II: Indie retailers call for ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ equivalent for toy shops

Independent toy retailers have called on the UK government to initiate plans to help high street traders recover from the loss of income brought by the current second country-wide lockdown with a concept similar to the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ initiative that was launched earlier this year. The call …

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Toyish Labs ‘reimagines toy retail’ with Clixo store and workshop space to let kids ‘unleash their creativity’

The award winning toy studio, Toyish Labs, has opened its first retail and workshop space, making the firm – the team behind the origami-inspired Clixo toy range – a new hybrid of toy design entity and retail name, and setting the outfit off on its mission to ‘reimagine what a …

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Peterkin UK named country-exclusive distributor for educational toy specialist Headu

The international educational and learning toys specialist, Headu, has appointed Peterkin UK as its UK distributor in a partnership that will come into effect as of January 1st, 2021. Headu Srl was founded in Italy in 2017 by Franco Lisciani and Gian Maurizio Basciano and is now distributed in over …

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Early Learning Centre ties up partnership with M&S.com to sell toys online in time for Christmas

M&S.com has signed a new partnership with Early Learning Centre to start selling its toys and products via its online platform in time for the Christmas shopping season. The tie-up with The Entertainer-owned pre-school and baby brand arrives as the second guest brand under M&S’ Never the Same Again programme …

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Spin Master sees increases across boys action, games and puzzles, and plush in Q3 2020 results

Spin Master has seen gross product sales increase to $587.4 million in its third quarter financial results, a growth of 0.7 per cent that has been led by increases across its boys action and construction, activities, games and puzzles, plush and outdoor sectors this year. The marginal growth is an …

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The Good Toy Guide launches its own e-commerce platform ahead of Christmas

The Good Toy Guide, founded by Dr Amanda Gummer and known for its trusted product reviews, has expanded its business to offer a one-stop-shop for users, in preparation for the busy festive season. The comprehensive resource now includes a streamlined checkout option for busy parents and shoppers, shipping toys directly …

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EU Commission formally charges Amazon with breaking online competition laws

The European Commission has formally charged the US-based tech and online behemoth, Amazon, with abusing its dominant position in online retail and breaking online competition laws in order to gain an unfair advantage over competitors. The Commission has said that Amazon had used data on third-party sellers that use its …

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