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Debenhams shareholders ‘backing Mike Ashley as CEO’

Sports Direct has been contacted by shareholders in Debenhams, expressing their support for the appointment of Mike Ashley as its CEO, the company has said. The sports goods chain has also stated that the same shareholders have been in contact regarding the protection of their interests in the department store …

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The Entertainer partners National Autistic Society for World Autism Awareness Week

The family-owned high street toy retailer, The Entertainer is partnering with the UK charity, the National Autistic Society to support World Autism Awareness Week which takes place this week (April 1st to 7th). Over the course of the week, The Entertainer’s Quiet Hour will run each morning for the first …

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Masters Traditional Games and Semmalina named Green Board Games Indie Retailer of the Month

The independent toy shops, Masters Traditional Games in St Albans and Semmalina Star Bags of London have been named The Green Board Game Company’s Independent Retailer of the Month for January and February, respectively. First up, Green Board Games has recognised the mastery in Masters Games, for delivering a ‘robust …

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“Very is our powerhouse” says CEO over ShopDirect rebrand

ShopDirect is rebranding to The Very Group this year, it has been declared by the group chief executive Henry Birch at this year’s Retail Week Live. Birch was talking at the opening day of the show which is currently taking place at the O2 Intercontinental in London, where he confirmed …

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The Entertainer partners Animaccord for Masha and the Bear spring retail campaign

High street toy retailer, The Entertainer has detailed its spring retail campaign for 2019, partnering with Animaccord for an exclusive Masha and the Bear initiative. The partnership kicked off this week, and will run until late April. Throughout the campaign, The Entertainer will bring branded Masha and the Bear display …

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IKEA and Barnardo’s partner for Toy Stor-age points initiative

Swedish retailer, IKEA has formed an alliance with the UK children’s charity, Barnardos to encourage kids and families to donate their old and unused toys to those in need. Results of a recent survey carried out by the retailer reveal that British children play with only ten per cent of …

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Debenhams will ‘consider any firm offer from Mike Ashley’ but continue with emergency funding plans

Struggling department store chain, Debenhams has stated it would consider any firm takeover offer from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct, but will continue with its emergency funding plans. Ashley’s Sports Direct revealed after market close last night that it was considering making an offer to buy Debenhams. However, Debenhams stated that …

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LEGO triumphs over Chinese imitator in trademark battle

LEGO has beaten another Chinese imitator in its latest trademark battle, having now seen the UK IPO cancel the trademark of a company making ‘almost identical’ products. LEGO had been battling to get the trademark belonging to a company called Lepin for over a year. Its owner Longjun Toys had …

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Toys R Us Canada launches major marketing campaign with Toronto Blue Jays sponsorship

Toys ‘R’ Us Canada appears to not be shying away from marketing spend this year, having signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the Canadian baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays. The national campaign will include family activations, birthday celebrations and key marketing promotions, as it looks to drive engagement with …

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