Retail

UK government urges shoppers to help small business throughout Shop Local Week

UK shoppers are being urged to help out local businesses rebuild after the coronavirus pandemic and the impact of the lockdown measures by participating in a Government initiative called Shop Local Week. The campaign has been launched as part of the Enjoy Summer Safely message that encourages people to get …

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Funko feels Covid-19 impact as net sales drop 49 per cent in Q2

Store closures across the US and the rest of the world at the hands of the Covid-19 pandemic have ‘significantly impacted,’ second quarter results for the pop culture collectables specialist Funko. Net sales for the firm decreased 49 per cent to $98.1 million in its Q2 2020 earnings compared to …

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Argos reveals top 12 toys for Christmas as ‘lockdown rekindles the nation’s love for toys’

Argos has revealed its top 12 toys for Christmas 2020 in anticipation of the Christmas toy shopping season and a nation that ‘has rekindled its love for toys,’ through more time spent at home throughout lockdown. Among the top toys, PAW Patrol, Star Wars, and LEGO’s Super Mario collection all …

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Play-Room Toy Buying event cancelled as UK Government pause lockdown relaxation

AIS Play-Room has cancelled its upcoming toy buying event owing to the temporary pause on lockdown easing measures as stipulated by the UK government over the past week. The event was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th of September. The group has initially received confirmation that …

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Jazwares and Hasbro have teamed up for a retro revival of Micro Machines

Jazwares and Hasbro are teaming up for a retro revival that will delight all fans of the ’80s and ’90s collectables hit, Micro Machines, with the relaunch of the entire line, including new play-sets and Micro Machine vehicles. The new retro-launch has landed at Target and Walmart stores across the …

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Barbie and Uno sales help Mattel to better than expected second quarter earnings

Barbie and Uno has seen both kids, families, and Mattel through the coronavirus pandemic as the global toymaker beats it quartlery sales expectations, buoyed by a surge on families keeping their kids entertained through lockdown. Mattel said it was expecting its sales to improve in the coming months, compared with …

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Tactic Games to grow UK indies and garden centre business with Inside Out Toys

Tactic Games UK has partnered with Inside Out Toys in a distribution deal to grow the Tactic brand here in the UK and strengthen relationships with independent toy, gift and garden centre customers. Effective as of August 1st, Inside Out Toys will focus on promoting a selection of Tactic’s made-in-Finland …

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Brand Licensing Europe 2020 to be all-virtual event called Festival of Licensing

Brand Licensing Europe will not be taking place in its physical form this year, but has transitioned to an all-virtual, four-week long global event called Festival of Licensing. Running from October 6th to 29th this year, the large scale virtual gathering promises to be ‘the most inclusive global licensing event …

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